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Verbal Description
and Touch Tours


Whitney verbal description tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth- and twenty- first-century American art. Explore the Whitney’s collection or special exhibitions with a highly skilled museum educator trained to provide vivid, detailed verbal description of the works on display, while experiencing a selection of objects through touch. Manual wheelchairs, stools, and assistive listening devices are available for all touch programs.

These free, 90-minute tours take place when the galleries are closed to the general public. Tours are held monthly as well as by request with three weeks advance notice. To place a request or inquire about the next scheduled tour, please contact us at accessfeedback@whitney.org or (212) 570-7789. 


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Sign up to learn more about programs for visitors who are blind or have low vision by emailing Accessfeedback@whitney.org.

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All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the Whitney, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Face coverings are required for all visitors. Learn more about the Whitney’s safety guidelines.