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Visitors Who Are Deaf


A docent uses sign language in front of a painting in the gallery

The Art Institute offers monthly interactive tours of works in the collection presented in American Sign Language. These tours are primarily intended for members of the deaf community but are open to all visitors. Visit the calendar for a list of upcoming gallery talks presented in ASL or with ASL interpretation.

Sign language interpretation is available upon request for any public lecture or gallery talk. Please call (312) 443-3680 or send an email to two weeks in advance of the event.

Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program are encouraged to send an email to as far in advance as possible.


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