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Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Met

Thank Mom for all she is and does with a curated selection of gifts and experiences here at The Met

Spend quality time with Mom experiencing all The Met has to offer on Sunday, May 8—from a delicious brunch to an immersive gallery talk, there is so much to discover. Here, we present our top gifts and experiences for the most special lady in your life. Click the images to learn more about our special gifts for Mom. 

Give her flowers. Our Rose Botanical Scarf pays homage to the rose gardens of The Met Cloisters, the Museum’s branch dedicated to art and architecture of the Middle Ages. The gardens feature an array of flora and fauna of practical, mystical, and spiritual importance from the period, including the rose, which was prized both for its fragrance and practical use as a cleansing agent.

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Our Rose Botanical Scarf.

Join our guided tours. Our Museum highlights tour begins at 3:30 pm in The Met Fifth Avenue’s Great Hall. Be inspired by objects from our collection of over 2 million objects spanning 5,000 years of art from around the globe. Learn more here.

Delight her with the divine. A direct reproduction from a relief of the Virgin and Child by Benedetto de Maiano (Italian, 1442–1497) dating to 1490, this religious icon is prized by art historians for its sensitivity and naturalism. Benedetto depicts the Virgin’s loving gaze as the infant Christ grasps her veil and she gently cradles him. This heavenly gift is sure to please.

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The Virgin and Child by Benedetto de Maiano

Visit one of our renowned exhibitions. Explore some of the many exhibitions on view at The Met Fifth Avenue. Highlights include Vigee LeBrun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France, Alex Katz at The Met and Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World. Find a full listing of our exhibitions online by clicking here. 

Celebrate the past. This Mother’s day, celebrate your best moments with Mom with one of our classic jewelry pieces, like this Late Hellenistic Carnelian Necklace, which was adapted from an original Greek necklace dating to the 1st century B.C. from the Museum’s collection. The original set was crafted of gold and agate, and decorated with large cabochon garnets. Our luxurious interpretation features 24-karat gold overlay and carved carnelian stones – a gift she’s sure to remember.

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Our Late Hellenistic Carnelian Necklace

Take a break for brunch. Begin your day with a festive Mother’s Day brunch in the Members Dining Room. Enjoy classic American fare and a special dessert prepared by Pastry Chef Randy Eastman, all while taking in stunning views of Central Park. Click here to learn about the range of dining options for all our visitors at The Met Fifth Avenue.

Honor her guidance. A symbol of wisdom, the humble sage leaf is celebrated in our distinctive cuff bracelet inspired by examples of glass dating to the Ancient Near East and Egypt from the Museum’s collection. This unique piece is handmade in the U.S.A. and features a 24-karat gold overlay for a touch of sparkle and elegance.

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Our Sage Leaf Cuff

Treat her to a year of art. Celebrate Mom all year-round with the perfect gift, a membership to The Met. As a member, she will enjoy special access to exhibitions and events, and free express admission to all three of our iconic locations. Members save 20% in-store and online during Members Double Discount Days, April 25–May 8, and enjoy an ongoing discount of 10% in-store and online. Click here to join and view our range of membership options. 

Thank her for her hard work. This gold Bee Pendant Necklace is a regal nod to the many responsibilities of modern motherhood, calling to mind the all-important job of the insect in maintaining our Met Cloisters gardens. The bee has served as a symbol through history of motherhood, unity, and even immortality. Thank Mom for all she is and does with this unique gift, which is sure to be cherished for years to come.

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Our Bee Pendant Necklace

Treat her like royalty. This fanciful Raja’s Garden Scarf is inspired by the imaginary garden of a monarch as conceived by London-based colorist and textile designer Heti Gervis. Featuring elephants, tigers, tropical birds, and more, this hand-printed scarf will bring a regal flair to any look.

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Our Raja’s Garden Scarf

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