Specific virtual programming for visitors with disabilities to engage with the MFA’s collections is available through Zoom. Join the guides and connect with other visitors to explore art together.

For information about other virtual tours for individuals, groups with disabilities, and organizations serving people with disabilities, please contact access@mfa.org or 617-369-3189.

Programs

These tours are a monthly virtual program for people with memory loss or dementia living at home and their care partners. Each month presents a visitor-centered, themed, interactive tour based around objects in the MFA’s collection. Participants are encouraged to join in the conversation with their thoughts on the objects and the theme. Tours are on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 pm. The program is free of charge, reservations are required, and space is limited. Please contact access@mfa.org for more information or to register.

Upcoming Tours

September 8: Plants and Gardens
October 13: “Black Histories, Black Futures”
November 10: “Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes”
December 8: Quilts and Their Stories

This program is funded by Bank of America Fund for Access.

A monthly virtual descriptive tour themed around current special exhibitions or highlighting different parts of the Museum collection. Join the guides to explore and discuss the art together. Tours are on the third Saturday of the month at 3 pm. The program is free of charge and reservations are required. Please contact access@mfa.org for more information or to register.

Upcoming Tours

August 21: Four Hundred Years of Flowers
September 18: “Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes”
October 16: “New Light: Encounters and Connections”
November 20: “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories”
December 18: Ancient World

This program is funded by Bank of America Fund for Access.

A monthly virtual tour for military veterans using the MFA’s collection to spark conversation about art, history, and other topics. Enjoy lively discussion with the tour guides. Tours are on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 am. The program is free of charge and reservations are required. Please contact access@mfa.org for more information or to register.

This program is funded by MFS Investment Management.

Join our Deaf guides monthly as they explore the MFA’s collection and special exhibitions! Tours are held on Zoom in American Sign Language with no English interpretation. Tour dates and times vary and are held either during the week in the evening or on a weekend. The program is free of charge and reservations are required. Please contact access@mfa.org for more information or to register.

This program is funded by Bank of America Fund for Access.

Beyond the Spectrum is a specially designed program through Artful Healing for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Online classes meet on select Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, with optional additional studio time from 11:30 am to 12 pm. Each class combines close looking and discussion with an art-making activity. Art materials are provided for online classes, and an art kit is sent by mail to participants for each class. See Beyond the Spectrum for more details and to register. For questions please e-mail artfulhealing@mfa.org.

Artful Healing is supported by the June Nordblom Robinson Fund, Norman and Heewon Cerk, and Peter F. Kiely. With thanks also for the support of the Claudy family.