Common Touch: Talking to the Fingers in the Language of the Eyes

17 May 2016
Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia


The Students' Magazine, published monthly, at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind (Philadelphia: Printed on the Institution Press, M. Snider, printer, 1838). Photo courtesy of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

In conjunction with the Library Company of Philadelphia's ongoing exhibition Common Touch: The Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind, Pew Fellow Teresa Jaynes hosts a discussion about her artistic and curatorial process. Jaynes will discuss how the Library Company's collection of pre-Braille texts inspired her multi-year research project, and share her perspective on creating new artworks for the visually impaired.

Exhibition viewing and reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the artist talk at 6:30 p.m. This event free, please RSVP here.