‘Let’s Keep in Touch’

Visual art relies on the eyes to gather the information that the art is broadcasting. But what if you are visually impaired or completely blind — is art off limits to you? Fortunately, no. “Let’s Keep in Touch” is a good example why art is for everyone. Curated by Whitney Mashburn, the show is the result of Mashburn spending the last year collaborating with blind, social-practice artist Carmen Papalia. Papalia is “promoting a new kind of accessibility and manner of experiencing art,” said Mashburn. Mashburn chose 16 artists whose work is tactile. The resulting display features art that visitors are allowed to touch. That’s a rarity in most museums and galleries. The exhibition also includes Papalia’s recorded conversations with the artists.


Gallery X (Schneider Hall)
Times vary | Free
UofL’s Hite Art Institute

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‘Let’s Keep in Touch’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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