Beijing World Art Museum Puts On Sculpture Exhibition Geared Toward The Visually Impaired
As a number of recent articles have noted, the Chinese government has turned its attention to arts education in a big way over the past few months, as collectors and officials alike recognize the importance of presenting the country’s art to a domestic audience. As the Toronto Star wrote this week, recent studies suggest that China plans to spend tens of billions to build 1,500 new museums nationwide, most of them with budgets in excess of $100 million, by 2015. With that many future museums to populate, arts officials are already rolling out innovative pilot exhibitions, one of which, “Touch, Feel,” at the Beijing World Art Museum, is designed for the visually impaired.
As this CNN video shows, the exhibition is designed to maximize tactile appreciation of the artwork itself, and is the first such exhibition to take place in China: