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Front Page - Friday, June 1, 2018

Hunter Museum gets $10K Art Sense program grant

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Hunter Museum for its new program, Art Sense, a group of initiatives that will make the Hunter’s collection more accessible to guests with limited vision or other sensory impairments.

Partnering with Signal Centers, the museum will develop multisensory experiences in its interactive art lounges, including tactile representations of artwork and digital and auditory elements that will allow guests to explore with all their senses.

The collaboration will also involve the creation of sensory kits, available for all guests, to experience the Hunter’s collection aurally and by touch and smell. The first of these programs, scheduled for October, will be “Art in the Dark,” an evening program open to the entire community during which guests will experience art without using sight.

“We are grateful to have been awarded this competitive grant from the NEA,” says Virginia Anne Sharber, executive director of the Hunter Museum. “The Hunter strives to engage a wide range of audiences with the visual arts, and this grant will support our continuing efforts to provide visitors of all backgrounds and abilities new points of entry to experience works of art.”

Information: www.arts.gov/news, http://www.huntermuseum.org

Source: Hunter Museum