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Image of Dancer, two wood cut-outs of a head and body the body has one leg and no arms, painted in dark pink.

What is happening at art museums for visitors who are blind or have low vision? Dana Simon an artist and former librarian with a hearing and vision loss features her artwork and blog posts. Learn about museum tours and art-making workshops in New York City for people with low vision, and follow Dana Simon on her journey for finding new ways to create art.

What’s Happening with Dana’s Artwork

Dana Simon is getting ready for the Gowanus Open Studios, October 21 – 22, 2017. Gowanus Open Studios is a free annual weekend where over 300 artists open their Brooklyn studios to the public. Providing opportunity to meet artists and see how they work. Come visit my basement studio and learn about my new collages, works on paper and relief paintings.
About Gowanus Open Studios
My profile on Arts Gowanus

View photos of Dana’s Simons artwork on Art and Low Vision.com.
Dana Simon’s Portfolio

What’s Happening at Museums

Museums around New York City are offering visitors with low-vision or are blind the opportunity to experience and learn about great works of art. Through monthly verbal description and touch tours, visitors can enjoy a multisensory museum experience, to help compensate for some museums’ “no touch” policy. Advance appointments are usually required. To see the list go to: A List of Accessible Museums in New York City

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy and torment.”
–Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet was an impressionist painter whose eyesight was affected by cataracts. He became known for his paintings of the lily pond at Giverny, France. These paintings became more abstract and the colors softer and more muted due to his eyesight.