Visitors with Disabilities
For Visitors with Disabilities
The Guggenheim Museum strives to create an inclusive environment for all visitors. Staff members are always available to answer visitor questions about accessibility. Please direct your questions to the staff at the information desk, to the left as you enter the museum, or to one of the museum's Gallery Guides, educators posted throughout the galleries wearing colorful scarves or ties and blue or orange buttons that read, “Ask Me about the Art.” Gallery Guides are trained to provide Verbal Descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision.
Mind’s Eye Programs
Mind’s Eye programs, offered on the first Monday or second Wednesday of every other month, provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision to explore the museum's exhibitions, collections, and architecture through communication and sensory tools particular to their experience. Conducted through Verbal Descriptions and touch, tours and workshops are led by arts and education professionals who facilitate shared observation, discussion, and creative practice. Free, RSVP required one week before program date. To RSVP and to receive program notifications, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 360 4355.
View photos from Mind’s Eye programs on the Guggenheim Flickr page.
Read an article from Disability Studies Quarterly about the development of the Mind’s Eye program.
Listen to selections from the Verbal Description tour of the Thannhauser Collection. Verbal Descriptions use precise language to convey the visual experience of artworks for visitors who are blind or have low vision.
The Guggenheim App
The free multimedia app includes Verbal Description tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Select Verbal Description tours include accessory touch object packs and recorded interactions with museum visitors who are blind. The app is T-coil compatible; it also includes full transcripts of all audio stops. All multimedia tours include transcripts of all tour stops. See Guggenheim App. Please ask the staff at the Multimedia Guide desk for assistance.
For more information about accessibility at the Guggenheim, see Accessibility.