San Diego Museum of Art Talking Tactile Exhibit Panel

San Diego Museum of Art Talking Tactile Exhibit Panel

San Diego Museum of Art Museum visitors can now touch Juan Sánchez Cotán’s master still-life,Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, painted in Toledo, Spain in 1602. As they do, they hear the voice of John Marciari, European Art Curator, explaining the significance of each thing they touch with their fingers and hands.

The painting is rendered here as a full scale bas relief, expertly sculpted by Ann Cunningham, and then vacuum formed by Tom Poppe of American Printing House for the Blind. The result is a beautiful addition to the museum’s permanent exhibits, demonstrating of the power of universal design, and the museum’s commitment to ensuring that their collections are available to be enjoyed by every visitor.

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