Live Virtual Museum Events

Check out the incredible line-up of art, history, and design talks happening in New York museums. Most events are free, but registration is often required. Consider making a donation to keep the programming coming!!

Saturday, October 24

11:00am – History – Tenement Museum
Virtual Tour: Moore Family – $10

12:00pm – Horticulture – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Insider Insights – The Year Turns in the Met Cloisters Gardens – Free

12:30pm – History – New York Transit Museum
Transit and Sports – Free

7:00pm – History – Merchant’s House Museum
Lingering in the Shadows: Spirits of the Merchant’s House – $10

9:00pm – History – Merchant’s House Museum
Lingering in the Shadows: Spirits of the Merchant’s House – $10

Sunday, October 25

6:00pm – Art & Music – Brooklyn Museum of Art
Art & Sound: Virtual Sound Bath – $16

Monday, October 26

3:00pm – History – New-York Historical Society
“Meet the Presidents: A Look at the American Presidency” Virtual Presentation – $10

5:30pm – Performance – NYPL Performing Arts
Songbook Series: Broadway’s Future – Free

6:00pm – Food – El Museo del Barrio
Ponte Ready! Celebrating Día de Muertos with La Newyorkina – Free
In association with the online exhibition Estamos Bien: La Trienal 20/21

6:30pm – Design – Poster House
Poster Art in the Mao Era – Free
In association with the exhibition The Sleeping Giant: Posters and The Chinese Economy

8:00pm – History – New York Public Library
Malcolm X: the Facts and the Fictions – Free

Tuesday, October 27

2:00pm – Art – Noguchi Museum
Center of Attention: Play Sculpture – Free

6:00pm – Fashion – Museum at FIT
Fashion and Political Power – Free

6:00pm – History – New York Transit Museum
Subway Day Celebration: Old City Hall Station Virtual Experience – $20

6:00pm – Art – Whitney Museum of American Art
Art History from Home: Abstract Art in America – Free

6:30pm – Art – Whitney Museum of American Art
Community Conversation: Around Day’s End – Free
In association with the upcoming installation on the Hudson River, David Hammons’s Day’s End

7:00pm – History – Brooklyn Historical Society
Lincoln’s Lie: Lessons from the Civil War on Fake News and its Consequences – Free

7:00pm – History – Tenement Museum
Virtual Book Talk: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America – Free

7:00 – Art – New York Public Library
Too Horrible for Human Eyes: Frankenstein’s Monster from 1818 to 2017 – Free

7:00pm – Music – Metropolitan (Met Live Arts)
John Holiday: Hold On! Freedom Is Coming! – Free ­ – Watch on Met Live Arts Facebook
In association with the exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Wednesday, October 28

 12:00pm – Art – Museum of Modern Art
Drop In with Zoe Leonard – Free – Join via Instagram @themuseumofmodernart

12:00 – Art – Morgan Library
Poetry and Patronage: The Laubespine-Villeroy Library Rediscovered – Free

6:00pm – Architecture & History – Skyscraper Museum
The Tall (Not) Office Building: Other Uses, Other Issues – Free

6:00pm ­ – Art – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rayyane Tabet/Alien Property: In Light of What We Know Now – Free

Thursday, October 29

12:00pm – Art – Whitney Museum of American Art
Art History from Home: Picturing the Mexican Revolution – Free
In association with the exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

2:00pm – Design – Cooper-Hewitt
Design Salon: Fashion and Identity – Free
In association with National Design Month

5:00pm – History – Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
How Global Was the Early Medieval World? An Exploration of Worldwide Connections 500-1000 CE – Free

6:00pm – Art – Museum of American Folk Art
In the Studio with Kevin Blythe Sampson – Free
In association with the exhibition American Perspectives

6:00pm ­– Art – New York Transit Museum
Spooky Transit Stories – Free

6:00pm – History & Photography – Whitney Museum of American Art
SNCC: Screening and Conversation with Danny Lyon and Joyce Ladner – Free

6:00pm – Art – Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fall Into The Met – Free

7:00pm – Art & Photography – International Center for Photography
Curator’s Tour—#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis – $5

7:00pm – History – Merchant’s House Museum
Lingering in the Shadows: Spirits of the Merchant’s House with Dan Sturgis – $10

7:00pm – History – Tenement Museum
Chamber Pots & Handkerchiefs: Illness in a 19th Century Tenement – $10

7:00pm – History – Museum of the City of New York
MCNY Live presents New York Magazine’s “Encyclopedia of New York: How NYC Changed the World” – Free

Friday, October 30

11:00am – Art – Morgan Library Drawing Institute & The Leiden Collection
Reflecting on Rembrandt – Free

12:00pm – Art – Whitney Museum of American Art
En Espanol: Viernes con vida americana: Historia del arte desde casa – Free
In association with the exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945

12:30pm – Design – Cooper-Hewitt
Design Tour: Landscape Architecture – Free  – Watch on Cooper Hewitt Instagram @cooperhewitt
In association with National Design Month

12:30 – Art – Morgan Library
David Hockney: Drawing from Life: Docent Tour – Free
In association with the exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life

2:00pm – Art – Guggenheim
Reading and Misreading Faces – Free

5:00pm – Music – Metropolitan (Met Live Arts)
ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home ­– Fee

7:00pm – History – Merchant’s House Museum
Lingering in the Shadows: Spirits of the Merchant’s House with Dan Sturgis – $10