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Join us for a special program with the National Portrait Galleryasl_tours

Sunday, November 6, 2016

In the documentary film Deaf Jam, director Judy Lieff follows a deaf teen who boldly enters the spoken word poetry slam scene. After the screening, join Lieff for a question and answer session, followed by a live presentation of American Sign Language poetry by Gallaudet University students. (70min.)

Gallery tours in ASL at 3 p.m. Meet in the G Street lobby

Film screening at 4 p.m. McEvoy Auditorium

Poetry slam will begin following film Q&A McEvoy Auditorium

Events are open to deaf and hearing visitors. ASL interpreters will be available. This program is a collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

Check out the event on our calendar.

Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language



The National Gallery of Art
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, June 14 at 1:00 pm.

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information click here

All are welcome!

Other The National Gallery of Art Services -

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.govand click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.



The National Gallery of Art offers monthly tours in ASL the second Sunday of every month. The tours meet in the Rotunda of the West Building at 1:00 p.m. for a one hour highlights tour. All tours are interpreted into spoken English as well.

The NGA also offers a video ASL tour available on the Acoustiguide device.  Visitors check out Acoustiguide devices for free at the Acoustiguide desk (just inside the entrance leading to the Rotunda of the West Building).

National Gallery of Arts one-hour highlights tour in ASL:
May 10 – 1:00
June 14– 1:00
July 12– 1:00
August 9– 1:00
September 13– 1:00
October 11– 1:00
November 8– 1:00
December 13– 1:00

More information:  ASL at the National Gallery of Art: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

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