Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Blind and Visually Impaired People

Upcoming Virtual Art Programs

Seeing Through Drawing: May 6, 2023

“Virtual Seeing Through Drawing—Portraiture,” a free workshop from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), offers adults who are blind or have low vision an opportunity to learn drawing techniques inspired by the Museum’s collections. The workshop, on May 6, 2023 from 2 to 4 pm ET, including experimenting with materials, verbal descriptions, and “creative responses to works of art,” is presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Juan de Pareja, Afro-Hispanic Painter and Richard Avedon: MURALS. It is free, though space is limited, with advance registration required, preferably a week ahead (by tomorrow). Participants can receive a free box of supplies by providing a preferred mailing address. To register and learn how to join online, call 212-650-2010 or [email protected]. For more information, visit The Met’s webpage on Virtual Seeing Through Drawing–Portraiture.

Appreciate Art At Home Online: May 8 and May 9, 2023

“Art insight at Home: Georgia O’Keeffe,” a free virtual program from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), offers individuals who are blind of have low vision sessions with staff educators who highlight specific themes, artists, or exhibitions via verbal description. Participants can join via Zoom or toll-free by phone. Two sessions of the same program are scheduled, so that those interested can select the most convenient time and date: May 8, 2023 from 6 to 7:30 pm and May 9, 2023 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET. This interactive session will include a conversation about the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: To See Takes Time. Curator Samantha Friedman and curatorial assistant Emily Olek will explore multiple works where the artist focused on the same subjects. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Visit MoMA’s webpage on Art inSight at Home: Georgia O’Keeffe for more information, call Access Programs at 212-408-6447, or email [email protected].