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Image courtesy Matt Carr

An Evening with Brian Floca

Saturday, December 6, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map

Join award-winning author and illustrator Brian Floca, this year’s recipient of the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for Locomotive, for a presentation about his creative journey, his work in various formats, and exciting upcoming projects. Meet the artist and explore the Museum until it closes at 9:00 p.m.

This event is free with Museum admission, but registration is required. Preregistration not required for the book-signing portion of this program.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Direct any questions to

Learn more about Nolen Library and other Metropolitan Museum programs.

This event is made possible by the Friends of Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Above: Photograph by Matt Carr


Image courtesy of Bryan Collier

Teen Event

ARText: Bryan Collier (Ages 11–18)

Saturday, March 22, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education Show location on map

Meet award-winning American writer and illustrator Bryan Collier, who is best known for illustrating children’s books including Uptown, a young boy’s perspective of his Harlem neighborhood. Explore works in the Modern and Contemporary Art galleries and create your own collage illustration of city life.

Free, but registration is required. Enrollment is limited.

To register, please use the online registration form for ages 11–14 or registration form for ages 15–18.

This event is made possible by the Friends of Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Teen Programs are made possible by New York Life Foundation, The Enoch Foundation, Beal Family Foundation, and Constance Goulandris Foundation. Additional support for High School Internships is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, Gregory and Susan Palm, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, and gifts in memory of Joe Rothenberg.


A Very Special Pop-Up! Storytime with Robert Sabuda

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1:00–2:15 p.m.

Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education Show location on map

When you open a pop-up book, it’s fun to take a closer look! Join leading children’s pop-up book artist Robert Sabuda for an exciting adventure as he introduces young visitors to his magical, movable books. Then see what surprises unfold as you explore the Met’s galleries on a guided family tour or a self-guided gallery hunt!

A selection of Mr. Sabuda’s books including his newest title, The Little Mermaid, will be available for purchase in the Uris Center Met Store. Mr. Sabuda will be signing books after the presentation.


ARText: Peter Sís (Ages 11–18)

Saturday, November 2, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Speak with award-winning author and illustrator Peter Sís. Explore the galleries for Islamic Art and create your own illustration inspired by the Persian poem The Conference of the Birds.

Image: Paperback cover of The Conference of the Birds © Peter Sís; “The Concourse of the Birds”, Folio from a Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (detail), ca. 1600. Painting by Habiballah of Sava (active ca. 1590–1610); Farid al-Din `Attar (ca. 1142–1220), author. Iran, Isfahan. Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver, on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1963 (63.210.11)




Image courtesy Oliver Jeffers

An Evening with Oliver Jeffers

Friday, August 16, 2013, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Join award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers for a presentation about his creative journey, his work in various formats, and exciting upcoming projects. Meet the artist and explore the Museum until it closes at 9:00 p.m.

From figurative painting, collage, and installation art to illustration and picture book–making, Oliver Jeffers’s practice takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books—now translated into over thirty languages—including The Incredible Book Eating Boy and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver developed his second book, Lost and Found, into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for NewsweekThe New York Times, United Airlines, TED, and Nintendo, and has illustrated a number of chapter books. Oliver grew up and was educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.




Images © 2013 Peter H. Reynolds

A Very Special Storytime The Museum by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Saturday, July 27, 2013, 1:00–2:15 pm 

When you see a work of art, does something happen in your heart? Join author Susan Verde and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds for an exciting artistic adventure as they introduce young visitors to their new book, The Museum. Then discover inspiration for your own creations and bring the story to life as you explore the Met’s galleries on a guided family tour!




ARText: Meet John Kerschbaum An Event for Teens (Ages 11–18)

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

See art at the Met in a new way! Bring your friends and join a workshop with artist John Kerschbaum, illustrator of the Museum’s Family Map.
After the program, you’re invited to discover the graphic novel collection in Nolen Library and explore the Museum until it closes at 5:30 p.m.!





ARText: Linking Line and Language An Event for Teens (Ages 11–18)

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:00–5:00 p.m. 

Meet author and artist Victor Stabin, whose inventive doodles are based on letters of the alphabet and quirky words. Create your own word illustration inspired by the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Explore the galleries, dive into the dictionary, and draw the definitions you discover. Materials are provided.





An Evening with Illustrator Sophie Blackall

Saturday, July 28, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Sophie Blackall is a Brooklyn-based Australian artist who has illustrated over twenty books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning Ruby’s Wish. Blackall’s first book for adults, Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found (Workman Publishing, October 2011), began as a blog in early 2009 and continues today as a series of paintings based on actual anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and her poster commissioned by the New York City MTA Arts for Transit program is currently on view in subway trains throughout the city.





An Introduction to Graphic Novels and Sequential Art

A Program for Librarians, Educators, and Others Interested in the Graphic Novel Phenomenon

Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Guest speaker: Jesse Karp Jesse is the Early Childhood and Interdivisional Librarian at LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School). He is a reviewer for Booklist and the author of Graphic Novels in Your School Library as well as the young adult novel Those That Wake and its forthcoming sequel, What We Become. He developed and teaches the graduate course Graphic Novels: Narrative and Sequence at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science. Further information may be found at his website,


Art of the Graphic Novel: MANGA! An Event for Teens (Ages 11-18)

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 2:00-3:30 P.M.

Guest Speaker: Misako Rocks!



Art of the Graphic Novel An Event for Teens (Ages 11-18)

Saturday, October 1, 2011, 2:00-3:30 P.M.

Guest Speaker: Gareth Hinds