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MetFridays: Pride

June 21 @ 5:00 pm

Free With General Admission

The staff of GO is thrilled to reactivate our live events calendar as we continue to serve our community by presenting the best in arts, entertainment, and nightlife event listings for our readers. However, we adamantly recommend that all who consider venturing out to any public event continue to intelligently and carefully assess any risks involved in attending such events. GO recommends regularly checking CDC guidelines and updates regarding Covid-19, and we strongly encourage our readers to vet any venue or event regarding that venue or event’s Covid-19 protocols before attending. There is nothing we care more about than the safety and health of our beautiful community members and the safety and health of their friends and loved ones. Please join with us by continuing to do your part to stop the spread of this horrible virus.

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Celebrate Pride with an evening of gallery talks, panel discussions, art-making activities, and dancing at one of New York’s most vibrant cultural institutions.

All events are free with Museum admission.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Do

Choir! Choir! Choir!
7–8:15 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 700, The Charles Engelhard Court
Join the open-participation singing group Choir! Choir! Choir! and use your voice as part of a communal choral experience led by a special guest Shamir.

Vogueing Workshop
6 pm and 7 pm
Floor 1, Grace Rainy Rodgers Auditorium
Master the art of vogueing with ballroom dance scene regulars Shy Ebony and Malik Mugler. After learning key moves, team up with your friends for a vogueing battle. The winning team gets medals and bragging rights.

Members Celebrate Pride
6–10 pm
Floor 2, The Balcony Lounge
All Members and Patrons are invited to a special party in support of The Met’s Pride celebration. Become a Member and join us tonight. Visit any Membership desk for more information.

Bars
Floor 1, The Bookstore Café (closes at 8:15 pm)
Floor 1, The American Wing Café (closes at 8:15 pm)
Floor 2, Great Hall Balcony Bar (closes at 8:15 pm)
Floor 5, Roof Garden Bar (Last call at 10 pm) (weather permitting)
Enjoy the Pride and Tonic specialty cocktail at the Roof Garden Bar.

Explore

Conversations with . . .

Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art, The Met
5:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 234

Jayson Dobney, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge of the Department of Musical Instruments, The Met
6 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 199

Karen Van Godstenhoven, Associate Curator, The Costume Insitute, The Met
6:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 999

Pride and Activism in the Thomas J. Watson Library
5:30–8 pm
Floor 1, Thomas J. Watson Library
Drop in and view books and other treasures related to pride and activism from Stonewall to the present.

ETHEL and Friends with Singer and Drag Artist Alexis Michelle
5–8 pm
Floor 2, Great Hall Balcony Bar
Cabaret meets The Met! Expect a pridefully playful evening. Special appearances by Alexis Michelle at 5:15 pm and 7:15 pm.

Advocacy Tables
6–8:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 371, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arts and Armor Court
Learn about advocacy with a range of LGBTQIA organizations and make buttons with Civic Practice Seminar artist Jennifer Jones.

The Civic Practice Seminar at The Met is a ten-month residency exploring the relationships between communities, institutions, and artists.

Mastering the Art of Self Presentation
7:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 600
Dancers Jack Mizrahi and Sinia Alaia discuss the art of presenting the self in ballroom culture.

Gender Walks
6:15 pm and 7:15 pm
Meet on Floor 2 at Sassy Sashes
Sexuality educator and performer Ericka Hart leads a guided exploration of gender and pronouns through objects in the collection.

Heard through an Open Window
6:30–7:30 pm
Floor 1M, Gallery 915
What does it look like to queer a space through public engagement? 3 Dot Zine presents a conversation between artists that explores the nuances of living and existing in a queer body.

Make

Sassy Sashes
5:30–8:30 pm
Floor 2, Gallery 202, Great Hall Balcony
Grab a sash and decorate it with handmade appliqués with Met Teen Interns. From pronoun buttons to pom-pom pins, showcase your pride in style.

Rainbow Fans
6–8:30 pm
Floor 1, Great Hall
Personalize your own fan, learn about Chinese calligraphy, and discuss queer Chinese terminology from past to present with artist Vincent Chong.

Drag and Draw
6:30–8:30 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 548, Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court
Capture Lady Quesa’Dilla and Daphne Always’s poses as they model for you in this fierce drop-in drawing session.

Stroke of Revisionism
6 pm and 7 pm
Floor 1, Gallery 905, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Galleries
Revise works in the Modern and Contemporary galleries by drawing your life and experience into the masterpieces on the wall with artist Louis Fratino.