Art Beyond Sight
The MFAH offers Art Beyond Sight as a gallery program for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Trained gallery educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Admission is free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. Visit the calendar for upcoming programs. For more information or to register, contact email@example.com or 713.639.7319.
With at least two weeks’ notice, gallery educators trained as Sighted Guides can be requested to enhance the museum experience of visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Call 713.639.7319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a request and to determine availability.
Discover and discuss works of art together in the galleries during this hour-long program designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their family members or care partners. Looking Together is offered on the second Monday of every month at 10 am; visit the calendar for complete listings. Admission is free, but space is limited, and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact email@example.com or 713.639.7319.
Looking Together programs for groups of visitors with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be arranged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.639.7319 for information.
Looking Together is made possible through a partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter.
An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter can be arranged for any public program with at least two weeks’ notice, depending on availability.
Assistive listening devices are available for use during gallery programs with at least three days' advance notice. Call 713.639.7319 or 713.639.7390 (TTY) or email email@example.com for more information or to submit a request for an interpreter or assistive listening device. To request an assistive listening device for lectures, films, and other programs in the Brown Auditorium Theater, speak to any staff person in attendance.
Transcripts of the Guide by Cell Audio Tour for temporary exhibitions are available at the Guest Services desks in the Law and Beck Building lobbies.
Most public areas of the museum, including the galleries, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Brown Auditorium Theater, the Visitors Center, Cafe Express, and MFAH Shop are wheelchair accessible. All Beck Building entrances are wheelchair accessible, and the entrance to the Law Building on Main Street is wheelchair accessible. Visitor drop-off and pick-up is possible at the Bissonnet entrance to the Law Building and at a covered passenger drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building.
The MFAH has wheelchairs that visitors may check out free of charge with a valid photo ID. The wheelchairs are available from the bag and coat check rooms in both the Beck and Law Building lobbies and the Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Elevators are available throughout the museum.
For more information about the museum's accessibility and programs for visitors with disabilities, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713.639.7319 or 713.639.7390 (TTY).