LOW TO NO VISION
Partnering with Metrolina Association for the Blind since 2013, the museum offers tactile and descriptive tours along with creative programming to present meaningful museum experiences for the low to no vision community. In 2021 the museum formed an additional partnership with IFB Solution’s S.E.E. Afterschool and Contract Services in order to expand its programming to reach not only adults but also youth and children impacted by low to no vision. This programming gives participants a chance to come to the museum with their peers and experience something new while being social. Tours vary depending on the current exhibition. Bronze, granite, marble and mixed media sculptures, mid-century furniture, ceramics, fibers and more can be explored by touch, supplemented with descriptions provided by Bechtler staff. Participant numbers are modest in size, allowing for one-on-one interaction and specialization for each participant's needs. Programming for the 2021 – 2022 fiscal year will explore Bechtler exhibitions including Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi – A Marvellous Entanglement, where participants will view the film installation and participate in Afro-Brazilian movement and percussion. Participants will also experience The Bechtler Collection, Jean Tinguely: A Life in Motion, and Annemarie Schwarzenbach: Departure without Destination, and work with local artists and photographers to create a variety of artworks in response to the exhibitions.
- Monday10am - 5pm
- Wednesday10am - 5pm
- Thursday10am - 5pm
- Friday10am - 5pm
- Saturday10am - 5pm
- Sunday12pm - 5pm
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An Individual Membership with unlimited access to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is $50.