I became convinced of the Museum’s need for a dedicated tactile art installation in May 2017, when former curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern and I attended a National Federation for the Blind Tactile Art and Tactile Graphics Symposium in Boulder, Colorado. I’m excited and proud to say that less than two years later, the Woodson Art Museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition, In Touch with Art: Tactile Sculpture, opens to the public on Saturday, March 2.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) sits on a dramatic plateau amid the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder. The stone-colored cluster of buildings is reminiscent of the landscape, and while walking the path to the entrance, the sensation is that of approaching a mountain’s base.
by Catie Anderson, curator of education
December is that special time of the year when school events, family gatherings, meal planning, travel, and dozens of other non-holiday projects on the to-do list start to drive most of us up the wall. While staff at the Woodson Art Museum aren’t anxiously scaling the walls yet, we do have quite a bit on our plates these days and even more exciting projects on the horizon.
How can individuals with low or no vision more fully experience the visual arts? How can those with sight respectfully support the independence of those without sight? Explore these questions and more during a multisensory event this Saturday afternoon at the Woodson Art Museum. “A Taste of Life Without Sight,”… Read More
The Woodson Art Museum hosted a daylong accessibility training for community members, Museum volunteers, and colleagues on Friday, February 22. Museum educators from the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the Milwaukee Public Museum joined other speakers in presenting how their institutions offer diverse programs for visitors of all ages and… Read More
Individuals who are blind or visually impaired want the same things from art museum visits as other visitors. They want places to interact socially, learn about art history, and meet artists and learn about processes. They also want to enjoy their surroundings. This was the message gleaned from five guests,… Read More
October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, presented by Art Education for the Blind. The Woodson Art Museum actively participates in the awareness month, just one of the many ways we carry out our commitment to accessibility. These are some of the other ways: I presented a program on Tuesday,… Read More