The Observant Eye

Structured Living in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting

Spend an hour contemplating a single work of art in the Met's collection through close observation and deep discussion. All are welcome to join our experiment in observation and perception in the European Paintings galleries.

Each session is limited to twenty-five participants. Please use the Observant Eye Registration Form to register. Email observanteye@metmuseum.org for more information.

Free with Museum admission, but registration is required

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Friday Evening Gallery Events

Bring your friends and chart your own course through the galleries as you participate in activities that connect you with works of art.

William Hogarth  (British, 1697–1764) | Scholars at a Lecture (detail), January 1736 | 91.1.35

The Museum offers lectures and panels in conjunction with special exhibitions, the permanent collection, and other related topics.

Program Support

Made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Jeff C. Tarr.