Most museums severely frown upon people touching the exhibits on display. Such institutions have good reasons for their policies; however, it means that people living with blindness or low vision will never have a chance to admire works of art.
Tactile art, on the other hand, allows people living with vision loss a chance to experience what everyone else is seeing. At the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, there is a new permanent tactile art exhibit. "In Touch with Art: Tactile Sculpture" debuted March 2; it is a fixed exhibit, but art pieces will rotate periodically.
"I feel like tactile art can be every bit as dynamic and wonderful and creative as any visual art," said resident artist Ann Cunningham.
Preparing meals, paying bills, shopping, studying or working are challenges that must be faced and overcome by those who experience vision loss. SDCB helps people meet those challenges; please contact us to learn more.
“Woodson Art Museum introduces permanent tactile exhibit”