Tours alternate between the East Building and West Building.  Please be sure you know where the tour is meeting each month.

 Picture This!

Picture This tours, for people with low vision and who are blind, incorporate vibrant verbal description with information about works of art.

The August tours will take place on Wednesday, August 22 and Saturday, August 25in the East Building.  Come discover how artists depict “Mysterious Women.” Each August tour meets at 1:00 by the information desk in the East Building and will last about an hour. Everyone is welcome! Use the entrance at 4th Street between Constitution and Madison for easiest access to the East Building information desk.

For more information or to receive web links to works that will be described on the tour in advance, contact Lorena Bradford at or 202-842-6905.

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 pm in the East Building!  The free tour meets by the information desk and lasts about an hour. Tours are interpreted into spoken English. All are welcome!

ASL Video Tour of the East Building Highlights

In addition to the Director’s Tour of West Building highlights, we also feature 36 ASL videos with highlights of the newly reopened East Building!  The tour can be viewed on personal devices, both on- and offsite here.

The West Building ASL video tour is still available online as well.

Assistive Listening Devices Available

ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Bradford at or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

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