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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 preparing to exhibit in Prospect Park, Brooklyn with Good Neighbors of Park slope in collaboration with Ehsas Outdoor Gallery, a group that organizes art shows in local parks. The show takes place on 3 consecutive Saturdays, June 22, June 29 and July 6, 2019. She is a member of Good Neighbors of Park Slope and exhibits with this group in spaces around Brooklyn, including a second show at Ground Floor Gallery in February 2019, and Chocolateria Café, and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in 2018.

Come visit my basement studio and learn about my new collages, works on paper and relief paintings.

View photos of Dana Simon’s 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 multi-sensory museum experience, to help compensate for some museums’ “no touch” policy. Advance appointments are usually required. See the sidebar on this website for a selection of current tours.

Here’s a wonderful new resource!

A full list of museums with accessible tours in New York City is found on the Greater New York Council of the Blind website.
Go to: Museums Providing Accessible Tours in NYC

“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.