All are invited to observe the Metropolitan Museum of Art through the lens of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world!
Lucky no-majes (can we go back to using “muggles” please, Rowling?) in NYC may have gotten to experience the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway show, but what about the magic in art hidden throughout the Met?
“Griffins, Goblets and Gold” is a Harry Potter-themed virtual tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that’s run by Et Cetera Events. It offers Potterheads the chance to take a guided digital tour through the museum’s halls, pausing to marvel at items in the collection, and parts of the museum itself that could have come directly from J.K Rowling’s iconic books. Form Hogwarts-style staircases to items that could be Horcruxes. As E.T.C says on their site:
“Look at real-life artwork that resembles objects in the books. Discover a real castle…right in the Met. Search for Horcruxes. And more! All houses welcome. Accio Met!”
The tour was originally designed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first book’s publication two years ago and—thanks to the books age and varied fan base—the experience isn’t only for kids! Fans of all ages are encouraged to take part in this enchanting online tour.
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