>> 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 January tours will take place on Wednesday, January 22 and Saturday, January 25 in the West Building. Come experience the vibrant series showing the life of Joan of Arc.

January tours meet at 1:00 in the Rotunda of the West Building and last about an hour. The program is free; no registration is required. Everyone is welcome!>> Portrait In-Sight

Experience the National Portrait Gallery’s collection through vivid verbal descriptions and tactile objects. These 60-minute gallery talks are geared towards visitors who are blind or partially sighted, but are open to all.  

The January tours will meet at the G street lobby on Thursday, January 16th and Saturday, January 18th.

Free–Register 48 hours in advance at: NPGAccess@si.edu or 202-633-8506


>>Portrait Signs

Explore the National Portrait Gallery’s collection with a Deaf gallery educator. These 60-minute walk-in gallery talks in American Sign Language are offered one Thursday and one Saturday a month. Topics change monthly. Saturday talks are voice-interpreted into English so that all may attend.


The January tours will meet at the G street lobby on Thursday, December 26; Saturday, December 28th; Thursday, January 16th and Saturday, January 18th.


>> See Me at the National Gallery of Art


This interactive program is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners.For more information and to register, contact Ashley Grady at Access@si.edu or





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


The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Saturday, November 9 at 1:00 pm in the West Building.  The free tour meets in the Rotunda 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

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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