Picture This! Workshops for Adults Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted
Awaken the senses in workshops that make works of art accessible through detailed descriptions, touch, and other activities. Registration required. Search for upcoming Picture This! workshops for adults.
Seeing Through Drawing
With the Museum's collection as inspiration, learn about innovative techniques that make drawing accessible in this class for adults. Registration required. See all upcoming Seeing Through Drawing classes.
Picture This! Programs for Families with Children Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted
For families with children and teens ages 5–17
Explore works of art in accessible ways—detailed descriptions, touch, and other activities—that use all the senses. Create your own work of art to take home. Registration required. See all upcoming Picture This! programs for families.
For a full schedule of programs for blind or partially sighted visitors, download Programs For Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted (PDF). To receive a listing by mail or email, call 212-650-2010 or email email@example.com.
Programs by Request
Examine through touch a wide range of objects—from a first-century Roman marble foot to a twentieth-century Eskimo sculpture of a mother and child. Touch Collection sessions are available to blind or partially sighted visitors of all ages, individually or in groups. To request a session, call 212-650-2010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verbal Imaging Tours
Experience the permanent collection or exhibitions with a guide who describes works of art in great detail. To request a verbal imaging tour, call 212-650-2010, or email email@example.com.
Guided Tour: In Touch with Ancient Egypt
Guides invite blind or partially sighted visitors and their companions to explore through touch six ancient Egyptian sculptures of pharaohs, gods, and goddesses. Visitors may also take this tour independently (see Self-Guided Tour: In Touch with Ancient Egypt).
Self-Guided Tour: In Touch with Ancient Egypt
We invite blind or partially sighted visitors and their companions to explore through touch six ancient Egyptian sculptures of pharaohs, gods, and goddesses. Visitors may experience this tour independently. Ask at the Audio Guide Desk in the Great Hall for an Audio Guide that describes the sculptures on this touch tour (as well as other works in the Museum's permanent collection and select special exhibitions). Audio Guide players are free for visitors who are blind, partially sighted, hard of hearing, or Deaf. You may also use a large-print or braille tour booklet, available at the Information Desk in the Great Hall. Braille labels identify the sculptures in the galleries.
Art & the Alphabet: A Tactile Experience
This children's book introduces masterpieces in the Museum's collection through color reproductions, large print, braille, and tactile pictures. It can be shared by families, friends, and teachers. Teachers may borrow a copy from the Teacher Resource Center in the Museum's Nolen Library. The book is also available for purchase in the Met Store.
This printing of Art & the Alphabet: A Tactile Experience is made possible by the Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust.