Friday Arts

Common Touch



June 10, 2016

Produced by Michael O’Reilly

“Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind” is a multimedia exhibition that looks at historical embossed and raised-letter documents for the visually impaired as a starting point for a multi-sensory exploration of the nature of perception. Inspired by her research in the Library Company’s “Michael Zinman Collection of Printing for the Blind”, artist-in-residence Teresa Jaynes has curated an exhibition on display from April 4 – October 21, 2016 that combines her own original works with historical collections that document the education of the blind in the 19th century.