Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Included with General Admission
Add to Calendar 2022-04-09 10:00:00 2022-04-09 17:00:00 ASL Day 04/09/2022 10 am–5 pm pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Join us at the MFA’s fifth annual ASL day, a celebration of Deaf culture welcoming members of the Deaf community and friends! The day highlights and features the art, language, and culture of the community. Coinciding with National Deaf History Month, which runs from April 1 to 30, the program includes American Sign Language tours, performances, art-making kits, and more. Presented in partnership with Boston Deaf Night Out (DNO) and Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Events and Activities

All programs are presented in either American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation or English with ASL interpretation. For DeafBlind communication access, please e-mail Jessica Doonan at before March 25.

Take-Home Art Kits

10 am–2 pm
Lower Rotunda

Many artists in the 17th century made a living by painting portraits, but some also used mirrors to paint self-portraits, or pictures of themselves. Pick up an art kit with everything needed to create your own self-portrait. Kits available while supplies last.

ASL Interpreter

Resource Fair

1–4 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Drop by to meet representatives from Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the MFA, and and elsewhere, and learn about the resources and programs they offer.

ASL and Voice Interpreters

MFA Job Fair

1–4 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Learn about engaging, dynamic, and fun career opportunities at the MFA and find out how you can apply to work at one of the world’s renowned art museums.

ASL Interpreter

ASL Highlight Tour

11:30 am–Noon
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Join magician Steve Weiner for a kid-friendly tour in ASL!

ASL with Voice Interpreter

DEAFinitely Dance

1 and 2 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard

Don’t miss two opportunities to see young dancers perform dance combinations merging ASL, hip-hop, b-boy and breakdancing.

ASL with Voice Interpreter

ASL Highlight Tour

3–3:30 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center

Join Deaf guide Noel King for a tour of the MFA collection in ASL!

ASL with Voice Interpreter
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Wheelchair accessible


The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. Learn more at Accessibility,, or 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY).



Lead Sponsor

Access initiatives at the MFA are supported by the Bank of America Access Program.

With additional support from the Maida S. Abrams Fund for Increasing Access and Educational Opportunities for People with Disabilities.