Access-Ability: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Art for Access is an exhibition aimed to make the Museum's collections accessible to a wide range of differently-abled constituents.
The number of area residents who experience some form of disability – dementia, visual impairments, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and others – is growing. The Berman now joins other museums throughout the United States which serve such diverse and significant constituencies. Additionally, the Berman has joined the museum network of the organization ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's, the first museum in Pennsylvania to do so. This affiliation will make available an in-house accessibility and arts-based support program designed specifically for visitors with dementia.
The Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium, of which Ursinus College is a member, this fall will co-sponsor a regional series of special events focused on disability and the arts. The Berman Museum will contribute to this important dialogue an exhibition of pieces from its permanent collection, presented in the context of accessibility and employing best practices promoted by such museums as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and other leaders in the field, including verbal description and multi-sensory tours, Braille text panels, and 3D tactile diagrams of 2D works of art.
The exhibition runs through December 3.
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Monday, Nov 26, 2012