Leveling the Participatory Field: the Mind's Eye Program at the Guggenheim Museum

Georgia Krantz

Abstract


This essay constitutes a methodological inquiry into standard approaches to interacting around art with people who are blind or have low vision.  Critical reflection upon Verbal Imaging and close-looking techniques yields learning environments in which visitors to the museum have opportunities for increased independence, leadership roles and sense of community. Key words: Guggenheim Museum, art education for blind and low-vision people, verbal imaging, verbal description of art, museum accessibility programs.

Keywords


Guggenheim Museum; art education for blind and low-vision people; verbal imaging; verbal description of art; museum accessibility programs

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v33i3.3738

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