Common Touch: Talking to the Fingers in the Language of the Eyes

17 May 2016
Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia

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The Students' Magazine, published monthly, at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind (Philadelphia: Printed on the Institution Press, M. Snider, printer, 1838). Photo courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

In conjunction with the Library Company of Philadelphia's ongoing exhibition Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind, Pew Fellow Teresa Jaynes hosts a discussion about her artistic and curatorial process. Jaynes will discuss how the Library Company's collection of pre-Braille texts inspired her multi-year research project, and share her perspective on creating new artworks for the visually impaired.

Exhibition viewing and reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the artist talk at 6:30 p.m. This event free, please RSVP here.