Tactile Images has developed traveling exhibitions in collaboration with Getty Images and the National Federation of the Blind. These exhibitions travel to museums, educational centers, and institutions throughout the world.
They include a diverse array of engaging topics and narratives, increase community-based partnerships, and maximize an institution's space, attendance, and participation. Furthermore, they promote inclusion and involvement with the blind, further cultural involvement, and encourage community awareness, and acceptance.
Museums and cultural institutions have the opportunity to introduce exhibitions that increase diversity, broaden perspectives, and address perceptions of disability.
Traveling exhibitions provide many benefits to the blind community by delivering meaningful visual information. They function as valuable teaching resources that foster skills development, accelerates a student's ability to grasp complex ideas and concepts, and enhances orientation and spatial understanding.
We currently have the following Traveling Exhibitions available:
The Battle of Hue
Learn more about the bloodiest battle of the Tet Offensive. A symbol of strength and resistance, many historians agree that 'The Battle of Hue' (pronounced Hway) was the turning point for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
George Washington: Founding Father
Learn about our nation's most important and famous founding father, as well as the defining moments in our pursuit for independence and the establishment of a new nation.
Kurt Weston: Hearts of a Silent Age
Experience the photographs of well-known photographer Kurt Weston. As an artist with AIDS, much of his work is about the realization of loss and death. This exhibition displays Weston's fascination with the concept of longevity and the process of aging.
Vincent van Gogh: Masterworks
Explore the surfaces of van Gogh's paintings on a profoundly intimate level and gain a greater understanding of his paintings' lyrical and poetic qualities while hearing the stories that helped inform and shape their creation.
Leonardo Da Vinci: Masterworks
Artist. Cosmologist. Engineer. Anatomist. Leonardo da Vinci was all of these and more. Experience the work of one of the most well-known figures of the Italian High Renaissance and one of the most brilliant and talented individuals to have ever lived.
"Visual information is key. When a blind person can access art, photographs, and diagrams on their own, a barrier is removed."Ed Bible, Former Director of Training and Employment, South Carolina Commission for the Blind