[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Touching Art: Expanded Programming for the Blind

Lisa Yayla fnugg at online.no
Thu Apr 29 05:40:10 UTC 2010


The Parthenon invites you to attend the opening of

Touching Art: Expanded Programming for the Blind

Friday, April 30, 2010


How do people who are blind find enjoyment and satisfaction in an art
museum where the art is silent and visitors are not allowed to touch?
Through a generous grant from the Ida F. Cooney Fund for the Arts
through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Parthenon
expanded programming for the blind to address this issue. A model of the
entablature by Richard Waters and Alan LeQuire allows visually-impaired
visitors to understand the Parthenon's architecture through touch. In
the galleries, interpretative approaches developed by Susan Gwinn and
Education Director DeeGee Lester allow such visitors to experience
paintings as never before.

R.S.V.P. to 615-862-8431 orinfo at parthenon.org.

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