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.
April 4-October 21, 2016
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Organized by the library’s Visual Culture Program (VCP at LCP) and curated by artist -in-residence Teresa Jaynes, the exhibition is inspired by the Library Company’s Michael Zinman Collection of Printing for the Blind. By juxtaposing her multisensory artwork with historical materials documenting the education of the visually impaired in the 19th century, Jaynes explores the nature, foundations, and limits of perception.