The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Then and Now

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Since its inception over 150 years ago, the Metropolitan Museum has grown into an extraordinary collection of more than 1.5 million objects from all over the world, each one a unique manifestation of human creativity across time, from antiquity to the present. Seen individually, each object can reflect a whole life, a culture, a worldview. Seen within the broader context of an ever-growing encyclopedic institution, each object points towards a remarkable diversity of artistic expressions, perspectives, viewpoints, and narratives. Embracing The Met’s commitment to telling the fascinating and interconnected stories of the cultures of the world, this course will explore creative new ways to experience the museum’s many galleries first-hand. Each session will include an exclusive guided visit of the museum specially curated for this in-person course. We will not meet on the NYU campus. The tuition includes all museum fees.  Summer 2023 tuition is $899.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A new way to appreciate the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • A deeper familiarity with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s global collections

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing arts professionals

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  • Summer 2023

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2023
    • Date

      Jun 5 - Jul 24
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Off Campus
    Website registration is not available. Please call (212) 998-7150 for more information on how to enroll.