The Observant Eye

Spend an hour contemplating a single work of art in the Met's collection through close observation and deep discussion. Join other college and graduate students and young art enthusiasts in experiments with observation and perception. We offer two Friday evening sessions per month; each is limited to twenty-five participants. To register, use the Observant Eye Registration Request Form; registration opens one week prior to each session.

Email observanteye@metmuseum.org for more information. For information about group visits, see Group Visits.


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.