Visually Impaired Program

As a visual arts institution, the Museum has a responsibility to make art accessible to all. In our Visually Impaired Program (VIP) tours, specially-trained docents present the Museum’s collection and selected special exhibitions through multisensory education. Using verbal descriptions, tactile models based on original artworks, specially selected sculptures, and music, these tours allow visitors to experience art in a way they may not be able to on their own.

VIP tours can be tailored to accommodate a variety of topics for your group. For more information, please call 205.254.2643.

Drop-in VIP tours are also available for adults every second Saturday and fourth Thursday. Space is limited; registration is required. For more information, click here or call 205.254.2964.

The Visually Impaired Program is supported by The Eyesight Foundation of Alabama and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.




60 minutes


32 visitors

Tour type

Exploring art; exceptional education

For teachers

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