History Of Accessible Art

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History of Exceptions Journal

Exceptions was founded in 2013 to showcase art and writing by and for individuals with different visual ability. In 2015, Exceptions debuted “Accessible Art,” an exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum that featured original works of verse paired with tactile paintings. The paintings were displayed alongside Braille, print, and audio versions of the poems: together, they generated a dynamic, interactive experience for guests across the visual ability spectrum. Continuing in this tradition, Exceptions has assembled several collections of multisensory artwork and multimedia installations, with the goal of questioning and revolutionizing the way museums engage their audiences and which senses visitors use when perceiving and engaging with art.