It’s a deep-seated fantasy of many an art lover to be left alone in a museum and be able to run their hands all over the magnificent sculptures…to feel the artist’s hand under their own.
This year, at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins, this fanciful notion is being made true. At least for a lucky few.
It’s the simple things in life. Things like a good meal with family and friends. A stolen moment. A job well done. The joy in a child’s laugh. An evening stroll.
Maybe escaping the heat for a couple of hours to take-in great works of art in the air-conditioned comfort of a great museum.
A simple pleasure that’s long been impossible for the blind or visually impaired.
But not at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Nelson is working with Alphapointe Association for the Blind this year to redefine the limits of what can happen in an art museum.
In celebration of Alphapointe Association for the Blind‘s 100th anniversary, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been offering monthly tours for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Local Show tags along on one of the tours and gets a first hand perspective on the impact these tours are having.