TAG: access programs

Tactile Tables: American Indian and Northwest Coast Art
Event: Lectures & Programs

Tactile Tables: American Indian and Northwest Coast Art

Occurs every day. Next Occurs on Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! This June we will feature objects from the American Indian and Northwest Coast galleries, where visitors are invited to try on a button blanket from Northwest Coast tribes and handle a model of the monumental Mud Woman Rolls On.

Tactile Tables are regularly scheduled, bimonthly opportunities to experience art in a hands-on way with facilitation by specially trained docents. These tables are designed are visitors who are blind or have low vision, but open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art. More

Art & About Tour
Event: Access

Art & About Tours

Occurs on the second Thursday of every month. Next Occurs on Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:15pm2:30pm.

Art & About tours are designed for visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. More

Tactile Tables: European & American Art Collection
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: European & American Art Collection

Occurs every day through April 15, 2017. Next Occurs on Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:00amSaturday, April 15, 2017 - 1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! This month, visitors are invited to explore tactile objects from our European & American art collection. More

Active Minds
Event: Access

Active Minds

Poetry Reflections
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

The Alzheimer's Association invites those with early stage memory loss and their families to join Active Minds for an interactive poetry program designed specifically for this audience. More

Active Minds
Event: Access

Active Minds

Poetry Reflections
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

The Alzheimer's Association invites those with early stage memory loss and their families to join Active Minds for an interactive poetry program designed specifically for this audience. More

Active Minds
Event: Access

Active Minds

Poetry Reflections
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:30pm2:30pm.

The Alzheimer's Association invites those with early stage memory loss and their families to join Active Minds for an interactive poetry program designed specifically for this audience. More

Active Minds: Poetry Reminiscences
Event: Access

Active Minds: Poetry Reminiscences

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm2:00pm.

The Alzheimer's Association invites those with early stage memory loss and their families to join Active Minds for an interactive poetry program designed specifically for this audience. More

People touching tactile table
Blog: Making & Doing

Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month at the DAM

Join us for Tactile Tables and more October 2016

Throughout October the DAM will celebrate Art Beyond Sight Awareness by exploring the multisensory ways in which we can experience art. More

Family in gallery on a low sensory morning.
Event: Access

Low Sensory Morning

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:30am10:00am.

For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer our Low Sensory Morning event on select Saturday mornings, before public hours. More

Family in gallery on a low sensory morning.
Event: Access

Low Sensory Morning

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 8:30am10:00am.

For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment we offer our Low Sensory Morning event on select Saturday mornings, before public hours. More

Ann Cunningham discusses tactile art at Denver Art Museum with Melissa Fishburn
Blog: Meet the Artist

DAM Collaborator Talks About Her Practice in Creating Tactile Art (Videos)

Imagine viewing a painting without actually seeing it.

Imagine landscapes, portraits, and scenes that you can see through touch and feel.

For some museum patrons, this is the reality. And with help from sculptor and Colorado Center for the Blind art teacher Ann Cunningham, the Denver Art Museum has made huge strides in making art accessible to patrons who are blind and visually impaired.

Cunningham began as a sculptor with a special interest in low-relief. This is when a sculpture is carved out of a slab and emanates from the slab. More

Experience Passport Through Touch, Spanish & Other Special Materials
Blog: Behind the Scenes

Experience Passport Through Touch, Spanish & Other Special Materials

One of the main pillars of the museum’s commitment to providing access to the museum experience for all visitors is having special exhibition content available in multiple alternate formats. In Passport to Paris, all three shows in the suite have large print booklets with color thumbnail images and braille booklets available. These alternate format materials contain all object labels, extended labels, and exhibition content. More

Making Art Hands-On
Blog: Making & Doing

Making Art Hands-On

Last month we hosted our first round of Tactile Tables in the Cover Story textile gallery. It was such a delight to finally watch visitors touch and interact with these objects, after months of planning. The development tactile programming is unique; here is a peek into the process. More