New Islamic Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1:00pm Meeting Spot: Gallery Space #450
We will meet on the second floor, right outside the entrance of Gallery Space #450. There should be an Information Booth close by. View PDF Map of Gallery Space #450

Please note, as of 11/11/11 (10am) we have 36+ members who have RSVPed. Since we have a large group, I will send people on ahead as they come through instead of waiting for everyone.


In 2003 the Islamic galleries closed for renovation. On November 1, the collection will be reopened for the public, divided into galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia.

Please join us in viewing this amazing collection and gallery space. If there is interest, we can grab a late lunch/early dinner afterwards to discuss the collection.

Admission Price: Pay what you like. Recommended admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, and $12 for students.

I will email the group my contact information a few days before the meetup.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Information

Press Articles:
New York Times Art Review
New York Times Interactive Guide to Islamic Gallery at the MET
New York Times ArtBeats
The Economist

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  • Mac F.


    November 14, 2011

  • Amal A

    The exhibition itself was great and I am glad it was initiated by the group but its very new so it was very crowded and hard to socialize with group.

    November 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The galleries were beautiful and it was a great learning experience. I really liked that they added new touch screens around to provide further information about the collection

    November 13, 2011

  • Ömür

    Excellent choice

    November 13, 2011

  • Nadeyah S.

    Great collection. Since the exhibit has just reopened there are very large crowds.

    November 13, 2011

  • Maria­ changed the date and time from Sunday, November 06, 2011 at 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    October 30, 2011

  • Maria­ changed the date and time from Friday, November 04, 2011 at 6:30 PM to Sunday, November 06, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    October 20, 2011

  • Maria

    I'd love too! Let me know if there is a contact at the MET I can reach out to.

    October 20, 2011

  • NYC Muslim P.

    Let's plan for Friday 11/6 - tentatively. Mars, can you continue to act as Event Host for this and coordinate logistics?

    October 16, 2011

  • Maria­ changed the location to Metropolitan Museum of Art

    October 13, 2011

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