Whitney Signs tours enable visitors to experience the Whitney’s world-renowned collection of modern and contemporary American art in American Sign Language.
On Whitney Signs tours, an expert Deaf educator leads a gallery tour in ASL, accompanied by a voice interpreter. Whitney Signs tours take place on the first Saturday afternoon of each month, and are always preceded by a free wine and cheese reception in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students to observe.
Advance registration is required. Check-in is on Floor One.
Private tours in ASL are also available upon request with three weeks notice.
For nearly a decade, artist and educator Christine Sun Kim has worked with the Whitney to develop programs and resources for Deaf audiences. In this Whitney Stories video, Kim, who was born Deaf, discusses her use of sound as a medium, and speaks about the importance of removing barriers for museum audiences, both online and in person.