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


>> 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 October tours will take place on Wednesday, October 23 and Saturday, October 26in the East Building. We will explore Newman’s iconic and challenging Stations of the Cross.


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


Barnett Newman, First Station, 1958


  • 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.
  • Verbally described tours are also available by request with 3 weeks’ notice by e-mailing


Use the entrance at 4th Street between Constitution and Madison for easiest access to the East Building information desk.


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



>> Just Us at the National Gallery of Art


This interactive program is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners. Registration is required but spaces for fall and winter programs remain! Please email Lorena at or call 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, October 12 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, at


The West Building ASL video tour is still available at, 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 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.



To find other accessible programs and performances in the DC metro area, check out the calendar posted at the DC Arts & Access Network!


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