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For Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

Take part in verbal imaging and touch tours as well as art workshops for kids, teens, and adults.


Programs by Request

Free; reservations are required. Call 212-650-2010, or email [email protected].

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.

Verbal Imaging Tours
Experience the permanent collection or exhibitions with a guide who describes works of art in great detail.

Guided Touch Tours
Explore works of art through touch in the Museum's galleries, including ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture and American architecture. A Museum educator leads the tour.

Resources for Visitors Who Are Blind

Download the brochure (PDF).

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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198