Service-learning project from Nonprofit Cultural Institutions (THEATRST 310S) partners with community members with visual impairments

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Students from the service-learning course “Nonprofit Cultural Institutions (THEATR 310S)” participated in a training to prepare them to develop verbal descriptions of artwork for a recorded audio tour. Students were challenged to consider how to best describe paintings, drawings, and sculpture for patrons of the Nasher Museum that could not see the works. Several visually impaired consultants from the community provided critiques to the students ranging from how students referenced colors to cautioning on how to describe the appropriate spatial relationships. Prof. Ellison has a longstanding partnership with Arts Access, NC to develop art audio tours for art installations in Durham.