Verbal Description

Get Updates About Programs For Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

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 or on Zoom. 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 or (646) 666-5574. 

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Accessible Mobile Guides

Check out our mobile guides to find verbal descriptions of artworks included in special exhibitions and our collection. 

Mobile Guides