American Wing at the Met Tour

What to expect
  • Explore the history of American art during a three-hour guided tour of the MET
  • Learn about the exhibits on display through the informed insights of an art historian
  • View sculptures, paintings, and decorative pieces dating back to the 1700s
  • Enjoy a relaxed and educational art experience that will change your perception of American arts
Like your art “made in America?” During this three-hour walking tour guided by an art historian, you’ll discover three-hundred years of art while exploring the newly renovated American Wing at the MET.

You’ll begin with a look at the gateway to the American art galleries, the spacious Charles Engelhard Court, where you’ll find a wide range of American sculptures, including pieces by Hiram Powers, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Daniel Chester French.

Your guide will lead you up above the court for a look at the balcony galleries, where cases of silver, glassware, ceramics, and jewelry dating back to the colonial era are kept, with pieces by Paul Revere and Tiffany, amongst others.

Next up, the Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, you’ll be introduced to hundreds of pieces of decorative art, from furniture to painting. You’ll explore period rooms for an examination of the styles that distinguish various eras of American history, such as an early Dutch interior, and a Frank Lloyd Wright living room.

You’ll also spend a good portion of the tour learning about various masterpieces of American painting, covering portraiture, still life, and landscape painting, with works by John Singleton Copley, Gilbert Stuart, George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, and Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, among others.

Note: There is a 2 person minimum to book this activity and a 6 person maximum. Please inform vendor of any mobility concerns.
Key Highlights
Price $105.00 per guest
Duration / Session 3 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 1 positive reviews
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 48 hours in advance in order to receive a 85% refund.

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