Did you know that the Museum offers tours for teens and adults who are blind or have low vision? The docent-led tours explore the Museum’s collection through audio description, tactile experiences, and other senses. Ancient figurative sculpture and numerous bronzes by Auguste Rodin are highlighted during these 60- to 90-minute sessions.
We recently partnered with the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to offer two days of tactile tours for patrons of the library to develop a deeper understanding about art and allow for an opportunity to socialize. In the video below, Catherine Rubin, assistant regional librarian, talks about the tour and the impact it had on her patrons.
“We had a patron who told me he had been through an audio described tour, and he said it was the first time in his entire life that he got a sense of what art is.”
Interested in attending a tactile tour, or know someone who could benefit? Private tactile tours are available by advance appointment. To request a tour, please email Melissa Roth or call her at (919) 664-6890. The Museum also hosts a free series of tactile tours (Art Beyond Sight) during the summer months.
Melissa Roth is manager of visitor engagement at the NCMA.
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