Art Beyond Sight- Seattle Art Museum


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Art Beyond Sight Tour!

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Art Beyond Sight is a free tour program for visitors with low or no vision and sighted guests. Saturday, March 23 from 2-3:30 pm

explore SAM’s special exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer. Gibson’s work is all about materials, songs, and cultural connections. In addition to hearing verbal descriptions of objects, we’ll listen to music, feel materials, and share personal stories.


Tours begin with light refreshments at 2 pm in Arnold Board Room, on the second floor of the museum.

Volunteers and staff are stationed at entrances to help navigate and you can find Seattle Art Museum’s Low Vision Map & Guide by clicking here. We will provide folding stools in the galleries to make the tour a more comfortable experience.

Space for Art Beyond Sight Tours is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, email or call Kelsey Donahue at (206) 654-3133. Include details like: whether you will be bringing a guest or a guide dog and if we can provide additional accommodations, such as a wheelchair or a docent sighted guide to assist you with wayfinding. You can also sign up for upcoming Art Beyond Sight Tours when you register—see our schedule below.


Sat       April 27           2-3:30 pm        Lessons from the Institute of Empathy

Wed     May 22            2-3:30 pm        North American Art


All tours take place at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101. SAM’s accessible entrance is located at First Ave and Union St. Access vans can drop off/pick up in front of the museum, on First Ave, midway between Union and University Streets, at Metro stop no. 190. For taxi and other rideshares, drop off is located on the southeast corner of First Ave and Union St, on Union. Please let us know when you register if you would like someone to meet you at any of these drop-off points. For visitors arriving with sighted guests, we can provide subsidized parking passes for Russell Investment Center Garage (below the museum). Find out more information on directions and parking by clicking here.


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