>> Picture This!

Tours for People with Low Vision and Who Are Blind at the National Gallery of Art

Picture This tours incorporate vibrant verbal description with information about works of art.

The June tours will take place on Saturday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 26 in the East Building. We will explore the special exhibition Oliver Lee Jackson: Recent Paintings.

The June tours each meet at 1:00 by the information desk in the East Building and each will last about an hour. Everyone is welcome!

  • For more information or to receive web links to works that will be described on the tour in advance, contact Lorena Bradford at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905.
  • Verbally described tours are also available by request with 3 weeks’ notice by e-mailing access@nga.gov.

Use the entrance at 6th Street and Constitution Avenue for easiest access to the West Building Rotunda.


Co-sponsored by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington



>> 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, at



The West Building ASL video tour is still available at

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html, too.


>> 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 www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Bradford at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.


To find other accessible programs and performances in the DC metro area, check out the calendar posted at the DC Arts & Access Network!  http://www.dcaan.org/


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