Tours at the Ohio Craft Museum

If you are planning on bringing a group of five or more to our gallery space, please call to make reservations- 614-486-4402.

 

Audio Described Touch Tours

6:30–7:30 pm Wednesday, June 6
6:30 – 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 19

The Ohio Craft Museum will offer two audio-described touch tours of The Best of 2018 exhibition. This juried collection features 76 contemporary fine craft works by 51 artists working in ceramics, wood, metal, fiber, glass and more.

PLEASE NOTE THE JUNE 10th TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR JUNE 19.

Designed for visitors with visual impairments and their companions, the tour offers the ability to experience the richness and diversity of the works on display. The guide, Jane Ehrenfeld, will combine verbal descriptions of the works with the tactile experience of touching samples of materials, facsimiles or the artworks themselves.

Space is limited for this free program and registration is required; you must RSVP by either registering for free tickets here, or calling the museum at (614) 486-4402 or emailing info@ohiocraft.org.

What Is An Audio Described Touch Tour? 

An audio described touch tour is a tour of an exhibit that combines audio or verbal description of visual objects with the tactile experience of touching the art (when permissible) or replicas, facsimiles or other props that assist visitors who are blind or visually impaired as well as other tactile learners in forming a fuller impression of the materials.

The describer provides imagery using detailed language, but does not interpret the material.  In a gallery or museum setting, some interpretive information may be included if provided by the curator or artist, but the tour is intended to give comparable access to the art as would be available to any other visitor.

 

Virtual Audio Tour- Best of 2017

Follow this link to find the verbal descriptions of works used in our Best of 2017 audio described touch tour.

 

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