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NYC: Celebrate MetFridays: Pride (an LGBTQ Event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
written by Natasha, 7/16/13 12:42am
edited by Natasha, 5/29/18 9:04am

Celebrate MetFridays: Pride with a dance party with live DJs in the Temple of Dendur, a panel discussion and gallery talks with artists, viewing the Met collection through a nonbinary lens. Free with Museum entry.

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NYC: MetFridays: Pride (an LGBTQ Event at The Metropolitan Museum)

When: Friday, June 15, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00 PM (The Met closes at 9 PM)

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue @ 81st Street, NYC

Cost: Free with The Met Museum admission

RSVP: No RSVP is required


Celebrate MetFridays: Pride at The Met Museum!  Celebrate Pride weekend with an evening of gallery talks, panel discussions, artmaking activities and a silent dance party with live DJs in the Temple of Dendur. All with free with museum entry.  

Bring your friends, check out the current exhibitions, and enjoy a specialty cocktail with Central Park views on the Cantor Roof Garden.






Show Me Love: Silent Dance Party

5:308:30 pm

Floor 1, Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing


Dance, shimmy, and whirl the night away with an eclectic range of DJ sets from Papi Juice, the Brooklyn-based dance party that celebrates queer and transgender people of color and the folk who love them; queer icon and groundbreaking musician JD Samson; and the genre-defying artist, performer, and musician Helado Negro.


Hosted by Housing Works, a minority-led organization committed to ending the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain their efforts. Housing Works was founded in 1990 during the height of the AIDS crisis in NYC and continues to be a leader in innovative care and direct action, including programs which support LGBTQ youth and adults.


Voguing Workshop

6 pm6:30 pm7:30 pm, and 8 pm

Floor 1, Gallery 700, The Charles Engelhard Court

In homage to New York City ballroom culture, dynamic choreographer Nahum McLean will lead an introductory tutorial on the art of voguing. Learn and practice the fiercer elements of movement in this drop-in workshopno prior experience necessary!





Conversations with . . .

Curators, educators, artists, and activists explore The Met collection through a nonbinary lens.


5:30 pm

Floor 1, Gallery 951, Robert Lehman Collection

Flutist Brandon Patrick George discusses one of the many snuffboxes that belonged to Frederick II of Prussia.


6:30 pm 

Gallery 637

Jeffrey Fraiman, Research Associate, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, discusses Caravaggio’s Musicians, Andrea Sacchi’s Portrait of Marcantonio Pasqualini, and sexuality in 17th-century Italy.


7 pm

Location TBD

Gonzalo Casals, Executive Director, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art



Artists on Artworks

6–7 pm

Gallery 350, The Lester Wunderman Collection of Dogon Art

Join artist Rashaad Newsome as he explores works in The Met collection that inspire his practice.


Panel Discussion: Feminist Futures

6:307:30 pm

Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

This discussion brings together panelists from multiple generations and perspectives to consider how different groups within feminism can support one another. This wide-ranging conversation incorporates experiences ranging from the historical to the nonbinary. Seating is limited.




French Flute Tradition

Flutes of Versailles, 6 pm

Floor 1, Gallery 735, The Lawrence A. and Barbara Fleischman Gallery


French Impressionists, 7 pm

Ground Floor, Gallery 961, Robert Lehman Collection


Brandon Patrick George performs repertoire of the Baroque flutes of Versailles and the evocative and moody compositions of Impressionists composers like Debussy and Ravel.


Drop-in Drawing

6:308:30 pm

Floor 2, Gallery 241, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

Join Jessica Houston for a series of expressive drawing exercises and discussion that explore ideas of beauty in iconography. Materials are provided; pencils only. Space is limited.


Floor 1, The American Wing Café (closes at 8:15 pm)

Floor 2, Great Hall Balcony Bar (closes at 8:15 pm)

Floor 1, Petrie Court Café (closes at 8 pm)

Floor 5, Roof Garden Bar (closes at 8:15 pm) (weather permitting)


Enjoy the Pride and Tonic specialty cocktail at the Roof Garden Bar and festive snacks, cookies, and a wide assortment of drinks at the Petrie Court Café, the American Wing Café, and the Great Hall Balcony Bar. In the event of rain, the specialty cocktail will be available at the Great Hall Balcony Bar. 

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Thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for inviting us and Celebrating Pride!     

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