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Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

July 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - March 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$25 (suggested), free/ages 12 & under

Did you know Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was once colorful? Learn the colorful backstory of polychromy (“many colors” in Greek) in an exhibit highlighting cutting-edge scientific methods used to identify ancient color and examining how color helped convey meaning in antiquity.⁣⁣
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Presented alongside original Greek and Roman works representing similar subjects are reconstructions of ancient sculptures in color, as well as a new reconstruction of The Met’s Archaic-period Sphinx finial. The reconstructions are the result of a wide array of analytical techniques, including 3D imaging and rigorous art historical research. ⁣⁣
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Explore more (and bring a sphinx sculpture into your space) with a Chroma AR experience.

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Celebrates the freedom, inclusivity, and creativity of electronic music culture with a series of rooftop garden events showcasing the diversity of sounds emanating from the city’s ever-evolving music underground.

Also experience live music across the Museum, as part of  Date Night at The Met.

See our guide to the Met.

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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 18 months–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.

See our guide to the Met.

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Start with Art/Art Trek

Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life. Share ideas and enjoy stories, sketching, singing, and other gallery activities that bring works of art to life.

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Ancient Playground

This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door.  Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…

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Princess Play at Let’s Dress Up

Choose from a wide selection of princess and glamour dresses, select matching jewelry and accessories, get a little make-up done, take a photo and then sit down to a seasonal or themed tea party. After tea, hear a story and color, followed by transition time (aka dance party).

Look for upcoming weekend Princess Plays, some…

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