Tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s

reinstalled Northern Renaissance gallery

Friday, May 31, 2024

10:00 a.m.

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY 10028

Complimentary for Phelps Warren Society Members

suggested $20 donation


Current and prospective members of the Phelps Warren Society are invited to join AFA for a private tour of the newly reinstalled Northern Renaissance Sculpture and Decorative Arts gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, following seven years of closure. The tour will be led by project leader Wolfram Koeppe, the Marina Kellen French Senior Curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, who will dive deeply into the redesigned space which features more than 100 collection highlights and spectacular recent acquisitions from the late 16th and early 17th centuries. With this reinstallation, these objects of encounter, knowledge, wonder, and personal meaning offer a window into the past for a new generation of Met visitors.

The gallery showcases the highest level of artistry and craftsmanship from the period, including ceramics, textiles, and metalwork, to clocks, chess boards, stained glass, and more. These objects are interpreted within a religious, imperial, and colonial framework that follows two themes: “Belief,” anchored with a display of stained glass on the south end of the gallery, and “Knowledge,” anchored with a deconstructed Kunstkammer on the north end of the gallery. More information about the project can be found here.

Capacity: 20. A limited number of $30 tickets are available to prospective Phelps Warren Society members. Click the register button below to check out.

Registration: Registration is required via Eventbrite only. Regrettably, registration by phone or email cannot be accommodated. Please click here to register.

Transportation: Please consult the instructions provided by the museum on their webpage, “Location and Hours” (link here) and kindly review the “Visitor Guidelines” (link here) to ensure we all share a successful visit.

Attire & Accessibility: Please wear comfortable shoes, as the tour requires some physical stamina and the ability to stand for prolonged periods.


Image: Wenzel Jamnitzer (German, Vienna 1507/8–1585 Nuremberg). Detail of the top half of gilded silver relief, later mounted as mirror frame. Gilded silver, ebony, mirror plate (later). Gilded silver, ebony, mirror plate (later). Courtesy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.