The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) considers appreciation for and enjoyment of art as part of living the life we want. To help break down the barriers that result from the stereotype that “blind people don’t do art,” the NFB is hosting a tactile art symposium, "Putting More STEAM in STEM.” We are leveraging our existing expertise on how to teach blind students science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills and complementing that with exposure to art. This two day event will gather together tactile artists, art museum curators, teachers of the blind and visually impaired, and blind students who are enthusiastic about art.
During the symposium, the NFB will host Sensory Knowledge, a tactile art exhibit open to the public. The exhibit will take place the evening of December 9, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wake up your senses by experiencing multi-sensory artwork!