Join us at the MFA’s first ASL Night, a celebration of Deaf culture welcoming members of the Deaf community and friends! The evening highlights and features the art, language, and culture of the community. Coinciding with Deaf Awareness Month, the program includes American Sign Language tours and spotlight talks, performances, art-making activities, and more.

Presented in partnership with DEAF, Inc and Boston Children’s Hospital Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.

All of the evening’s special events, talks, and tours are in ASL led by Deaf tour guides, artists, and performers and are translated into spoken English.

ASL with spoken English translation

Welcome Remarks
6:30–6:45 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard

Special Events

Art Making: Painting 4–6 pm, Education Classroom in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 160
Steve the Magician 5–5:45 pm, Riley Seminar Room, 156 Limited availability: first come, first served.
Art-Inspired Performance 7 and 8 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Artist Showcase and Meet-Up 7–9:30 pm, Education Classroom in Druker Family Pavilion, Room 159

Tours and Talks

Spotlight Talks 5, 5:30, 6 pm, Gallery 138
Highlight Tour 7:30–8 pm, Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Information Tables 4–10 pm, Sharf Visitor Center

Additional Resources and Activities

Drawing in the Galleries
6–9 pm, Gallery 251

Artist Toolbox Cart
5:30–8:30 pm, Gallery 233

ASL interpretation
5:30-6:30 pm

Art Connections Activity Cards
Available in Sharf Visitor Center

A Guide to Family Fun at the MFA
Available in Sharf Visitor Center

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)
An assistive listening system is available for gallery tours and talks from the Sharf Visitor Center. Headsets and neckloops are available. For visitors with hearing aids with a T-coil switch, there are induction loops at all entrances, the Box Office, and the Information desk at Sharf Visitor Center.

Additional Information


The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit Accessibility, e-mail, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.


Tickets are required for free Museum admission, available at all ticket desks.

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, and MFS Investment Management.