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For Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

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Scheduled Programs

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 access@metmuseum.org.


Programs by Request

Touch Collection
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 access@metmuseum.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 access@metmuseum.org.

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.


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.

Upcoming Programs for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Seeing Through Drawing

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

  • Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Picture This! Family Program—Shape Up!

    Sunday, January 25, 2015, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

    Free, but reservations are required

Under 30 Learn about the Museum's commitment to making its collection, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences.

Programs for Visitors with Learning and Developmental Disabilities

See information about how to schedule a Museum visit for a group of visitors with disabilities.

Contact Us

The Museum welcomes comments and suggestions about how we might continue to improve our programs for visitors with disabilities. Please call 212-650-2010, email us, or write to us at:

Access and Community Programs
Education Department
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198