Workshop With Art Beyond Sight: Arts Access for Vision-Impaired

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art will again open its doors to art therapists, museum educators, teachers, care partners, activities directors and social workers from Alzheimer's care and assisted living centers, and general audience interested in learning how to integrate the arts more fully into the lives of those with disabilities.

On March 23 and 24, two internationally-renowned organizations Art Beyond Sight and ARTZ/Artists for Alzheimer's will lead afternoon workshops at the Berman Museum. These workshops will make use of current Berman Museum exhibitions to explore material for "accessible" tours geared toward visitors with disabilities and others wishing to engage with works of art in new ways, using multiple senses.

Nina Levent, Executive Director of Art Beyond Sight, will lead an afternoon workshop on March 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. It will focus on the practice of "verbal description," a critical gateway approach for facilitating engagement with art on the part of those with vision impairment.

A second workshop led by Marian Brown, Associate Director of ARTZ, will be held on March 24 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Click here for details.

These programs are free and open to the public, but the workshop with Nina Levent is limited to 30 members and requires pre-registration. To register for one or both of the sessions, please call the Museum at 610-409-3500 or register online here. When registering, please specify whether you wish to attend the Art Beyond Sight workshop (Saturday) or the ARTZ workshop (Sunday) or both workshops.

The Art Beyond Sight Collaborative is dedicated to facilitating ways for the visual arts to play a vital role in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired, by providing a forum for ongoing interdisciplinary dialogues among researchers and practitioners, and locally, museum professionals and educators, parents, artists, and art lovers to create vehicles for change in their communities.

Berman Museum

Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19525

Phone: 610-409-3500
Website: Click to Visit

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013


Susan Shifrin

Phone: 610-409-3500
Website: Click to Visit