All parts of The Museum are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or mobility equipment. The access ramp entrance is located at the east end of the front of the Museum.

For your convenience, two wheelchairs are available for use while visiting the Museum. They are lent, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. We regret that wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance, nor may they leave the building.

The Museum offers tours in American Sign Language by special request.
Two weeks notice is required for this service.


Patrons with disabilities that prevent them from visiting in person can now experience the Museum remotely with the use of a computer. The Beam, which the Museum recently purchased thanks to the generous support of the Thursday Club, is a smart telepresence device that uses high-quality audiovisual equipment and a Wi-Fi connection to navigate through galleries by remote control. For more information, please email


Amida Buddha, 17th century. Wood. Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett. 1957.446.