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.
This video is part of an ongoing series which sheds light on the Whitney’s plans through conversations with artists, Whitney staff, and integral members of the construction team—view more Whitney Stories videos below.
More than five years ago, the Museum began Whitney Signs, free monthly ASL gallery tours led by museum educators who are deaf. The program soon became overwhelmingly popular, suggesting a need for extended ASL programming.