[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Verbal Description audio tour for The Armory Show
Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Thu Oct 10 14:13:06 UTC 2013
Hi forwarding from Marie Clapot
We wanted to share the news with you. Art Beyond Sight and the New-York Historical Society have collaborated to produce a Verbal Description audio tour for The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, a major new exhibition at New-York Historical from October 11, 2013 to February 23, 2014 (see press release below and attached).
Please pass along to anyone who might be interested and go check it out!
OCTOBER 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
AUDIO TOUR OFFERS ACCESS TO ART AND HISTORY FOR BLIND
Art Beyond Sight and the New-York Historical Society have collaborated to produce a Verbal Description audio tour for The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, a major new exhibition at New-York Historical from October 11, 2013 to February 23, 2014.
The exhibition revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary, which introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture and inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.
The audio tour uses Verbal Description and sound effects to provide people who are blind or visually impaired access to 15 works of art from the original Armory show along with their historical context.
Verbal Description is a way of using words to represent the visual world, helping listeners to form mental images of what they cannot see, while also providing a new perspective for people with sight.
"Art Beyond Sight and the New-York Historical Society have a long history of cooperating to make the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions accessible to New Yorkers who are blind or visually impaired," said Dr. Nina Levent, Executive Director of the Art Beyond Sight Institute. The audio tour was written, produced, and narrated by Lou Giansante in consultation with the exhibition's curators Kim Orcutt and Marilyn Kushner.
For more than 25 years, Art Beyond Sight (formerly Art Education for the Blind) has created ways to give people with sight loss equal access to the world's visual culture and opportunities to experience the life-enhancing power of art.
The New-York Historical Society offers timed ticketing for the exhibition The Armory Show at 100. Visitors can buy advance tickets online at the museum's web site, www.nyhistory.org.
Dr. Nina Levent, Executive Director Art Beyond Sight Institute
director at artbeyondsight.org
212 334 8721
The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution
Art Works in the Verbal Description Audio Tour
Robert W. Chanler, Leopard and Deer
J. Alden Weir, The Factory Village
Arthur Davies, A Line of Mountains
John Sloan, Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair
Guy Pene Du Bois, Waiter!
Morton L. Schamberg, Study of a Girl
Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, White Slave
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Paul Cézanne, View of Domaine St. Joseph
Vincent Van Gogh, Mountains of Saint-Remy
John Marin, Woolworth Building #28
Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase
Constatin Brancusi, Madesmoiselle Pogany
Henri Matisse, Blue Nude
Robert Chanler, Parody of the Fauve Painters
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