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Art Signs:  Gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 20, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us this Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art Signs guides Elizabeth Henry and Emily Blachly will lead discussion on artworks from our collection.   Among the sculpture discussed will be Monekana by Deborah Butterfield and Its Another Spring by Man Ray. Enjoy conversation and learn something new!

Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 5:30 p.m.

This Sunday: Art Signs Gallery Talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 21, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us this Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art Signs guides Erikson Young and Emily Blachly will lead discussion on four artworks from our collection.  From a founding father to Lady Liberty to mythological & allegorical figures representing health and grief – investigate some sculptural treasures in our galleries.  Enjoy conversation with art-y folks, and leave having learned something new!

Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m.
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC
Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 5:30 p.m.

 

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – March 13 at 1:00 pm

February 25, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

 

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 pm.
The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

The tour is also interpreted into spoken English so all are welcome!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this program.

*NEW PROGRAM*
75 Years/75 Stories
In celebration of the Gallery’s 75th anniversary we are offering 75 Years/75 Stories, a three day program of short, engaging “pop-up” talks (10-15 minutes) about works of art in the collection on Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3.  Several talks each day will be interpreted into ASL.  A full program will be available on-site on each day of the event.

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visitwww.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network! http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

 

 

ASL at The National Gallery of Art, Sunday, January 10 at 1:00

January 5, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

The National Gallery of Art
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, January 10 at 1:00 pm.  The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art. 

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

ASL Video Tour

We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available

ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network!http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

Looking back: Deaf artist, activist raises awareness – Ellen Mansfield

December 16, 2015 in Community News

 

 

Purdue Exponent 
BY DANIELLE WILKINSON Staff Reporter
Dec 15, 2015

In October, deaf artist Ellen Mansfield spoke about how she uses her art to inform the hearing population about deaf culture and to end oppression in the deaf community. Mansfield was invited to speak at Krach Leadership Center by the Purdue ASL club.

Mansfield is a part of De’VIA (Deaf View/Image Art), a group of artists who use their art to express their experience being deaf.

“It was expanded upon to incorporate acting and writing, and it emphasizes the importance of all of the things that are the deaf experience,” said Mansfield through her interpreter.

De’VIA art involves repeated features such as the use of eyes, mouths, ears and hands. Many of the motifs used also involve animals.

“Animals like bees, butterflies, turtles and snakes don’t have hearing at all. Deaf artists apply that to their artwork as a sort of symbolism,” said Mansfield.

Read More  . . . Deaf artist

ASL at the National Gallery, Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1:00pm

November 24, 2015 in Community Events, Community News

 

The National Gallery of Art

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection
The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Sunday, December 13  at 1:00 pm.  The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20565

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

All are welcome!

 

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network! http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

The National Gallery of Art ASL Video Tour and Assistive Listening Devices

September 17, 2015 in Community News

 

The NGA now has a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.

Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection-Aug 9th

August 7, 2015 in Community Events

The National Gallery of Art
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on  Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 pm. 

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.

For more information click here

All are welcome!

Other The National Gallery of Art Services –

ASL Video Tour
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.govand click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

Art Signs this weekend: Gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

March 27, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL.  Art Signs guides Erikson Young and Elizabeth Henry will discuss paintings by Lily Furedi and Edward Hopper from our permanent collection installation, Experience America.

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2015/experience_america

When:                  Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m
Where: 
               Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Gallery talk in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

August 8, 2014 in Community Events

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
on Thursday August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL!

Art Signs gallery guide Emily Blachly will discuss two cool summer paintings:
In the Summerhouse, by George Tooker and Ach Rèalt na Glanmhaigdine ina ga ar an Uise, by Ann McCoy

When:                  Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs: Gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

July 7, 2014 in Community Events

 

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday July 10 at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL.  Art Signs guides Tracey Salaway, Elizabeth Henry, and Felece Steele will discuss works in the exhibition “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget” and “American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection.”

When:                  Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs gallery talk in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 8, 2014 in Community Events

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL with Art Signs guides Emily Blachly and Felece Steele.  They will be discussing artworks in the exhibition Modern American Realism:  The Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Learn more about the exhibition here:

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2014/roby/

When:                  Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Hope to see you there!

ART Signs – Calendar of upcoming Art Sign events

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum — Sunday

February 19, 2014 in Community Events

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum – Sunday, February 23 at 1 pm.

These gallery talks are in sign language.

Art Signs guides Erikson Young and Lenore Swartzwelder will lead discussions about a contemporary sculptural Soundsuit by artist Nick Cave and a painting in the Luce Center by Xavier Barile, 42nd St. Nocturne(1953)

When:                  Sunday, February 23 at 1pm

Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th & G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

February 7, 2014 in Community Events

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, February 13 at 5:30pm will be the date of the next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Art Signs guides Tracey Salaway and Felece Steele will lead a discussion about artworks in the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.

Learn more about the exhibition here: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2013/our_america/

When:                  Thursday, February 13 at 5:30pm

Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
                              8th & G Street, NW
                              Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: This Thursday

July 11, 2013 in Community News

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum – TOMORROW

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday, July 11th at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL!

Art Signs Gallery Guide Erikson Young will discuss two large outdoor sculptures that adorn the perimeter of our museum.

On the south side of the museum, Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein stands thirty-one feet tall and is made of stainless steel painted blue. The sculpture is part of a series Lichtenstein began in the late 1960s that explored the idea of creating images of human figures that look like machines.  In 1996, Modern Head was installed one block from the World Trade Center in New York City. The sculpture survived the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with only surface scratches and was temporarily used by the FBI as a message board during its investigations.

Luis Jiménez’s fiberglass sculpture Vaquero greets visitors at the museum’s north entrance.  Jiménez intended his sculpture to be an unconventional take on the traditional equestrian monument.  Washington is full of monuments depicting men on horses, commemorating military generals, leaders and heroes.  Since ancient times, horses in equestrian monuments have usually been shown walking, standing, or rearing onto their hind legs. But the Vaquero’s horse literally “bucks” tradition with its two front feet planted on the base and his hind legs in the air.

When:  Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Metro: Gallery Place

Please feel free to forward to friends who may be interested.

Check out Arts Signs online:  http://americanart.si.edu/education/asl/


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