The Brooklyn Museum is committed to making its facilities and programs accessible to all visitors.
Museum entrances are wheelchair accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs may be borrowed at the Coat Check on the first floor. Wheelchair-accessible rest rooms are located on the first and third floors.
With funding from the State of New York, the third-floor Kevorkian Gallery has been renovated with two newly sloped floors designed to improve wheelchair access. The floors, both inclined less than eight percent, facilitate access to the gallery, the Beaux-Arts Court, and the East Wing galleries. The work was completed in fall 2009.
All of the Museum’s public spaces are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of areas leading to some period rooms in the Decorative Arts collection on the fourth floor. Inaccessible areas are noted on the Museum Floor Plan.
Companions or aides of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge.
Sign Language interpretation is available for adult tour groups and for Guided Gallery Visits for school groups, with advance notice.
Assistive listening devices are available in the Cantor Auditorium and for many programs, with advance notice.
Audio gallery guides for American Identities, The Arts of Africa, Egypt Reborn, The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago, and certain special exhibitions provide information on selected artworks. Transcripts of permanent collection audio guides are available upon request.
The Education Touch Collection enables tactile exploration of sculptural objects. Handling sessions are available by appointment through the School Programs department.
Some of our collection objects are featured with verbal descriptions at Art Beyond Sight, a guide for people with visual impairments.
With advance notice, the Museum offers guided gallery visits to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Information on Accessibility and Special Needs for School Groups
For further information on accessibility for adult audiences, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 501-6229.