Experience the National Portrait Gallery's collection through vivid verbal descriptions and tactile objects. Geared towards visitors who are blind or partially sighted, these 60-minute gallery talks are offered one Thursday and Saturday a month. Topics change monthly.
Thursday gallery talks are walk-in; Saturday talks require e-mail registration 48 hours in advance. Meet at the G Street entrance.
- March 9 and 11, noon
- April 13 and 15, noon
- May 11 and 13, noon
- June 15 and 17, noon
- July 20 and 22, noon
Explore the National Portrait Gallery's collection with a Deaf gallery educator. Sixty-minute walk-in gallery talks in American Sign Language are offered one Thursday and Saturday a month. Topics change monthly.
Saturday talks are voice-interpreted into English so that all may attend. Meet at the G Street entrance.
- March 25, noon
- April 27 and 29, noon
- May 25 and 27, noon
- June 22, 5 pm and June 24, noon
- July 27, 5 pm and July 29, noon
Portrait Story Days in ASL
Young visitors and their families may drop by and listen to a story and complete an art project inspired by someone in the collection. This program will be led in ASL by a deaf educator and interpreted into English so that all may participate. For ages 3 and up.
Please check the information desk for the location.
- March 18, 1-4 pm
- May 20, 1-4 pm
Special Request Tours
Tours can be tailored to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of your group. To make arrangements, contact NPGAccess@si.edu or 202-633-8506.
Student programs at the National Portrait Gallery can accommodate a variety of learners, including students with low vision or blindness, developmental or cognitive disabilities, and those requiring ASL interpretation. To schedule a program for your class, go to the online registration page and provide as much information as possible in the relevant text boxes.