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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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

OK to Touch in Yves Saint Laurent Tactile Tour

OK to Touch in Yves Saint Laurent Tactile Tour

I had one of those "I work in a really cool place" moments a few weeks ago. More