The third annual “Access Art: Touch Tours” at the Harn Museum of Art Saturday gave visitors with and without visual impairments the opportunity to experience art through tactile sense rather than sight, along with one-on-one conversation provided by volunteer guides.
The event featured an installation of touchable art created by local artists using materials with textures and consistencies of all kinds. Also featured were guided tours of three touchable works of art based on two of the Harn’s exhibitions: Spotlight: Latin America and Meant To Be Shared: Selections from The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints.
“I really appreciate events like this for bringing awareness to the importance of accessibility for the blind,” said Maxwell Daugherty, a museum visitor who is visually impaired.
The event brought out both visually impaired individuals and individuals with sight who came together to enjoy the experience of tactile art.