Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind was a multimedia exhibition that looked 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. Inspired by her research in the Library Company’s Michael Zinman Collection of Printing for the Blind, artist-in-residence Teresa Jaynes’s exhibition was on display April 4 – October 21, 2016. Common Touch combined her own original works with historical collections that document the education of the blind in the 19th century.
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Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.