In addition to inclusive experiences and events, the MFA has specific programming for visitors with disabilities. If you have a request for information, consultation, or accommodation, please e-mail access@mfa.org or call 617-369-3189.

Bank of America Access Programs

Access to Art

Access to Art tours are visitor-centered, interactive tours designed for groups with disabilities, which may include physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, people with dementia, or those undergoing medical treatment, among others. While most tours are for groups, we recognize that some individuals, particularly those with Alzheimer’s and undergoing cancer treatment may need or prefer an individual tour with a companion or care partner. Tours are offered whenever the Museum is open, with pre-registration. There is no fee for this program.

Request an Access Tour

For more information, contact Hannah Goodwin at 617-369-3189, Ronit Minchom at 617-369-3302, or e-mail access@mfa.org.

Access to Art: Second Saturdays is a program for individuals with memory loss or dementia, and their care partners. Second Saturdays meets at 10:30 am on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register for a tour, please contact Ronit Minchom at 617-369-3302, or e-mail access@mfa.org.

Wheelchair Accessible
Blind or Low Vision Access
ASL Interpretation

A Feeling for Form

A Feeling for Form is a program that provides tours for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. A Feeling for Form is an opportunity to tour the collections through tactile exploration of selected sculpture and furniture, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artworks that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Access staff lead these tours. We work with all parts of the Museum and schedule tours whenever the Museum is open.
There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required for all tours. For more information or to request a tour, contact Hannah Goodwin at 617-369-3189, Ronit Minchom at 617-369-3302, or e-mail access@mfa.org.

The MFA also has a monthly Feeling for Form tour on the first Sunday at 1 pm. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required for all tours. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the tour. For more information, a schedule of topics, or to register for the monthly program, contact Ronit Minchom at 617-369-3302, or e-mail access@mfa.org.

Blind or Low Vision Access

A Hand’s Reach to Art

A Hand’s Reach to Art provides access to MFA programs and events for visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Throughout the year, a selection of gallery tours, performances, and demonstrations are presented in American Sign Language (ASL) or are sign-language interpreted. Please check below for upcoming tours in ASL. These free tours are led by one of our Deaf guides.

ASL Interpretation

Questions please contact access@mfa.org

Community Programs

Artful Adventures

Groups of children and teens with disabilities are served through Artful Adventures, an inclusive program at the MFA.

Beyond the Spectrum

Beyond the Spectrum offers a specialized experience once a month for children with autism.

ASL Interpreted and ASL Only Events

Community Day

ASL Night
September 26, 2018
5:00 pm10:00 pm

Guided Tour

Guided Tour in American Sign Language
October 10, 2018
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Guided Tour

Guided Tour in American Sign Language
November 14, 2018
6:30 pm8:00 pm

Guided Tour

Guided Tour in American Sign Language: "The Art of Influence...
January 12, 2019
1:00 pm2:30 pm