The Observant Eye

One hour, one object, endless possibilities.

Join fellow undergraduate and graduate students and young art enthusiasts to examine and discuss a work of art in the Met's collection.


Above: Pierre-Louis Pierson (French, 1822–1913), Scherzo di Follia (detail; Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione [1835–1899]), 1861–67, printed ca. 1930. Gelatin silver print from glass negative; image: 39.8 x 29.8 cm (15 11/16 x 11 3/4 in.) Mat: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.198)

Upcoming The Observant Eye

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.