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ArtAbility Rochester

Blog ON Oct 01, 2011

ArtAbility Rochester 



The presentation of services at the Memorial Art Gallery to make art accessible to people with vision loss through audio description and touch tours, in partnership with WXXI Reachout Radio and the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI).

NOTE: Audio description and cell phone tours available only via personal devices. The Memorial Art Gallery does not provide devices for loan. 


Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM


Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607


Download audio descriptions of artwork on display at the Memorial Art Gallery by clicking on any one of the following links:

Lily Martin Spencer, Peeling Onions, ca. 1852

Thomas Hart Benton, Boomtown, 1928

John Steuart Curry, Negro Head, 1927

John Koch, Interlude, 1963

Walter Goodman, The Printseller's Window, 1883

Claude Monet, Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun, 1903

Frans Snyders and Workshop, The Fox and the Heron, ca. 1630-1640


Additional information about each work of art can be found by clicking this link to the MAG's Website: Audio Descriptions for the Visually Impaired.

These descriptions are also available in Braille at the MAG's Admission Desk.

The verbal descriptions were written by Amy Mednick and edited by Lisa Helen Hoffman, consultant, with additional input from Rene LaTorre of the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI). Thanks to trained audio describer Anita Nicoletta who volunteered to record these descriptions, and to Ruth Phinney who generously donated the recording and production time at WXXI Reachout Radio.



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