America InSight: Verbal Description Tours
Join a docent-led tour for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights from SAAM’s collection through rich verbal description and sensory experience. Touch tour components for sculpture may be included. Tours are often followed by live musical performances in the museum’s courtyard.
To join our America InSight mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs, email SAAMAccess@si.edu. America InSight tours also available by request. Contact our Tour Scheduler at 202-633-8550 or email AmericanArtMuseumTours@si.edu
In the News
- November 30, 2018 - “Smithsonian Offers Tours for Visually Impaired, ” Victoria Sanchez, feature story on ABC7 News
- January 5, 2017 - “Blind Art Lovers Make The Most Of Museum Visits With 'InSight' Tours,” Susan Stamberg, National Public Radio
- August 9, 2016 - “Art Museum Tours For Visitors Who Are Blind,” Eye Level blog explores what it is like to experience an America InSight tour from the point of view of a docent and a blind visitor.
- July 10, 2015 - “At some museums, blind visitors can touch the art,” Menachem Wecker, Washington Post