TAG: access programs

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Spanish Colonial art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Tactile Tables: Asian Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Asian Art

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Asian art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Tactile Tables: Asian Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Asian Art

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Asian art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Spanish Colonial Art

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience Spanish Colonial art in a hands-on way, facilitated by specially trained docents. Open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Tactile Tables: Art of the American West
Event: Access

Tactile Tables: Art of the American West

Occurs every day through February 13, 2016. Next Occurs on

Get hands on with art! Tactile Tables are open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision. More

Ann Cunningham discusses tactile art at Denver Art Museum with Melissa Fishburn

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

Melissa and Carrie show their finisihed animal rights poster.

Access Gallery Poster Exhibition Gives Voices to Teens (Photos)

Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives is closed briefly for a new rotation of works, but in the meantime you can get your fill of social justice posters at Access Gallery in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. More

Tactile Tables: Asian Art (Oct. 11)

Tactile Tables: Asian Art (Oct. 11)

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! Tactile Tables are a regularly scheduled, bimonthly opportunity to experience art in a hands-on way with facilitation by specially trained docents. These tables are free with admission and are open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision.

This program also offered on Friday, October 10, 10 am-1 pm. More

European Painting Tactile Tables (Aug. 3)

European Painting Tactile Tables (Aug. 3)

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! Tactile Tables are a regularly scheduled, bimonthly opportunity to experience art in a hands-on way with facilitation by specially trained docents. These tables are free with admission and are open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind and low vision.

This program also offered on August 1 from 10 am–1 pm. More

European Painting Tactile Tables (Aug. 1)

European Painting Tactile Tables (Aug. 1)

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Get hands on with art! Tactile Tables are a regularly scheduled, bimonthly opportunity to experience art in a hands-on way with facilitation by specially trained docents. These tables are free with admission and are open to all visitors who desire a multisensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind and low vision.

This program will be repeated on August 3 from 10 am–1 pm. More

This is a picture of a museum visitor tactically exploring a tactile painting

Six Ways the DAM is Working to Enhance Visitor Accessibility

A lot has changed over the past year in our access program; we couldn’t resist doing a year in review. Here are six of the many updates we’ve made at the DAM to increase accessibility for visitors: More

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 8)

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 8)

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Tactile Tables allow museum patrons, including those who are blind or low vision, the opportunity to experience exhibitions in a hands-on format.

June’s Tactile Tables will highlight western American art in conjunction with the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Learn about the bronze sculpture casting process and more on level 7 of the North Building.

Tactile Tables are a drop-in format and are facilitated by specially trained docents. More

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 6)

Western American Art Tactile Tables (June 6)

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Tactile Tables allow museum patrons, including those who are blind or low vision, the opportunity to experience exhibitions in a hands-on format.

June’s Tactile Tables will highlight western American art in conjunction with the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925. Learn about the bronze sculpture casting process and more on level 7 of the North Building.

Tactile Tables are a drop-in format and are facilitated by specially trained docents. More

American Indian Tactile Tables (April 6)

American Indian Tactile Tables (April 6)

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Engage with art in a new way! Experience DAM's American Indian art collection in a hands-on, multi-sensory way at our docent-facilitated Tactile Tables. This is a great way for visitors, including those who are blind or have low-vision, to have a participatory art experience while “seeing with their hands.”

Also offered on Friday, April 4.

For questions, contact Sally McCance, smccance@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0074. More

American Indian Tactile Tables (April 4)

American Indian Tactile Tables (April 4)

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Engage with art in a new way! Experience DAM's American Indian art collection in a hands-on, multi-sensory way at our docent-facilitated Tactile Tables. This is a great way for visitors, including those who are blind or have low-vision, to have a participatory art experience while “seeing with their hands.”

Repeats on Sunday, April 6.

For questions, contact Sally McCance, smccance@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0074.

More

Experience Passport Through Touch, Spanish & Other Special Materials

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

Spanish Colonial Art Tactile Tables (Feb. 9)

Spanish Colonial Art Tactile Tables (Feb. 9)

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience highlights from our Spanish Colonial galleries in a hands-on way! Table themes include the Santos gallery, tactiles inspired by the Maya vase with Palace Scene, and a 3D tactile interpretation of Portrait of Mother Ana Maria De la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo. Facilitated by specially trained docents, for all visitors including those who are blind or have low vision.

Also offered on Friday, February 7, 10 am–1 pm.

For questions, contact Sally McCance, smccance@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0074. More

Spanish Colonial Art Tactile Tables (Feb. 7)

Spanish Colonial Art Tactile Tables (Feb. 7)

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Experience highlights from our Spanish Colonial galleries in a hands-on way! Table themes include the Santos gallery, tactiles inspired by the Maya vase with Palace Scene, and a 3D tactile interpretation of Portrait of Mother Ana Maria De la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo. Facilitated by specially trained docents, for all visitors including those who are blind or have low vision.

Repeats on Sunday, February 9, 10 am–1 pm.

For questions, contact Sally McCance, smccance@denverartmuseum.org or 720-913-0074. More

Making Art Hands-On

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

Passport to Paris Tactile Tables (Dec. 8)

Passport to Paris Tactile Tables (Dec. 8)

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Be inspired by the art of Passport to Paris in a hands-on, multisensory way at our docent-facilitated Tactile Tables. This is a great way for visitors, including those who are blind or have low-vision, to have an engaging art experience while “seeing with their hands.”

This program will be offered twice:

December 6, 10 am-1 pm December 8, 10 am-1 pm

Free with admission. Passport to Paris ticket not required. More