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Tours in American Sign Language

Enjoy ASL tours of exhibitions including One Life: Marian AndersonPortraits of the World: Switzerland and The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today.

Tour One LIfe: Marian Anderson

Take a tour in American Sign Language of One Life: Marian Anderson, with guide Erikson Young.

Tour Portraits of the World: Switzerland

Take a tour with American Sign Language expert Gabriel Arellano around the inaugural exhibition Portraits of the World: Switzerland. The featured work for this year’s exhibition is “Femme en Extase”, a portrait of the Italian dancer Giulia Leonardi by the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler, on loan from the Musées d'art et d'histoire de Genève.

Tour The Outwin: American Portraiture Today

Take a tour with American Sign Language expert Gabriel Arellano of The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today

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Audio Descriptions of Presidential Portraits

The Portrait Gallery has developed audio descriptions of select portraits from our signature exhibition, “America’s Presidents.” Designed for people who are blind or have low vision, these descriptions use precise, evocative language to convey the visual appearance of art, and are equally valuable for sighted visitors seeking closer observation. 

Visit our Audio Descriptions page