Access Programs


Family tours and museum workshops with CMA Teaching Artist and American Sign Language Interpreter [ASL]

CMA’s LOOK, MAKE, SIGN tours provide a free opportunity for the Deaf community to explore CMA. Teaching Artist and American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL) will facilitate inquiry-based discussion and activities in the gallery. Families will tour museum studios and explore art-making workshops. At the heart of all of our program is socialization, benefiting all participants.

Audience: Children ages 6-12 years old who are deaf and their families.

Schedule: All classes are held Saturdays from 9:30-10:45 AM in the lobby.

LOOK: Learn about our current exhibition in the gallery space.
MAKE: Participate in art-making workshops after the tour.
SIGN: Share your ideas about the artworks with a CMA Teaching Artists and your family!

For more information, contact Community & School Programs Coordinator, Mackie Saylor, or call 917-409-1225.

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“The staff demonstrates continued flexibility adjusting to the communication needs of the consumers. There are multiple ways to access the vocabulary, thus empowering consumer choice in language preference and mitigating frustrations for early language learners. Choice and flexibility is provided throughout the day.”

“We learned new things which is important for my children’s’ education. We look forward to visiting the museum even without an interpreter.”

CMA created a video for museum staff with support from the Institute of Museum and Libraries and our community partner LC Interpreting Services.

This program is supported by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Family Foundation.

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