WRITTEN BY MUSEUM EDUCATOR DULCIE HAUSE
Nearly a billion people live with a disability – that is roughly 15% of the world’s population! People with different abilities can face many challenges and barriers in their everyday lives that others do not. The Cummer Museum believes that art is for all people and constantly looks for ways to remove barriers and ease challenges for persons with disabilities to engage with and create art.
On Tuesday, December 4 the Museum will be celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Artwork created by Women of Vision, a monthly arts program for women with low vision or blindness will be on display. Also, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., there will be an open studio where visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the Museum’s programs for persons with disabilities including Women of Vision, Museum Access for Kids, the annual Arts4All Festival (formerly the VSA Festival), and outreach to the Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind.
During open studio, visitors can explore adaptive art-making tools to create their own artwork and explore tactile images of the Museum’s permanent collection. Tactile images in the Education Department’s collection include 3-D renderings of paintings and raised line drawings, and allow visitors with low vision or blindness to experience “seeing” a work of art through sense of touch rather than sight.
Please join us on December 4 for this free and exciting event!