We offer a variety of free programs to increase the accessibility of the Museum.

For visitors who are blind or have low vision

Art inSight is a public program inviting visitors who are blind or have low vision to in-person and online opportunities to explore a variety of themes, exhibitions, artists, and artworks from MoMA’s collection through extensive description and conversation. Recorded verbal descriptions of several artworks on view at the Museum can be found on the free Bloomberg Connects app and on MoMA’s website. We also offer by-request touch and description tours for visitors and groups. A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice is required. Contact [email protected] or call 212-408-6447 to schedule.

For visitors with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Create Ability is a monthly program welcoming visitors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with their families and friends, to explore works on view and create artworks together. In each session, participants focus on a different theme during interactive activities in the Museum's galleries and classrooms. Use the social guide to learn about how to enter the Museum, MoMA staff members who can help with your visit, and things that you can do at the Museum. Use the sensory map to find spaces that tend to be quieter and less crowded, places to sit, and places with tactile engagement and activities.

For visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing

Interpreting MoMA is a bimonthly public program welcoming visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing to participate in an ASL–interpreted gallery talk and social reception. All of MoMA’s theaters have T-coil loops and audio description, and captioning devices are available for films that use this technology. For other public programming, we are happy to provide ASL interpretation or CART captioning with two weeks’ advance notice, and all public gallery programs provide assistive listening devices.

For visitors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia

Meet Me at MoMA is a public program for visitors with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their family members or care partners, providing a forum for dialogue through looking at art. Specially trained educators highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions during this interactive program in the Museum’s galleries.

The MoMA Alzheimer's Project website is full of helpful information and resources for your visit or organization. The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project was a special initiative in the Museum’s Department of Learning and Engagement. The initiative took place from 2007 to 2014 and was generously funded by MetLife Foundation. During this time, MoMA staff developed training resources intended for use by arts and health professionals on how to make art accessible to people with dementia using MoMA’s teaching methodologies and approach. These resources can be used by museums, assisted-living facilities, and other community organizations serving people with dementia and their care partners.

For all visitors
Disability Art Chats provide a community space for folks who identify as disabled, crip, MAD, and/or C/S/X, and those allied with the principles of disability justice. During this free, 90-minute online program, we use a crip perspective to unearth fresh interpretations of MoMA’s collection and foster friendship through creative discussion. Together, we learn from and about the impact of modern artistry on disabled experiences, and vice versa. Each session focuses on a topic specifically connected to a guest speaker. No specialized understanding of art, art history, or crip theory is required.

For older adults age 65+

Prime Time is our initiative to more deeply engage New Yorkers who are age 65 and up with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions. We offer community-based programs in partnership with aging-services organizations within New York City. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Group tours and workshops

We specialize in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, individuals who are blind or have low vision, individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and individuals with psychosocial disabilities.

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Guided school visits

Our partnership with New York City’s Department of Education’s District 75 Office of Arts Education has given us an opportunity to serve students with disabilities across the five boroughs, providing students with opportunities for self-expression through multiple and nonverbal forms of communication. We foster an environment where students feel seen, heard, and valued, and we empower students to build self-confidence and community.

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Please email [email protected] or call 212-408-6447 with any questions about our programs.

The Adobe Foundation is proud to support equity, learning, and creativity at MoMA.

Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Major funding is provided by Volkswagen of America, The Taft Foundation, and by the Werner and Elaine Dannheisser Fund for Older Adults at MoMA in honor of Agnes Gund.

Additional support is provided by the Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust, the Allene Reuss Memorial Trust, the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, the Megara Foundation, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., the Von Seebeck-Share B. Charitable Trust, The Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation, and the Annual Education Fund.

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