Art Beyond Sight

The Dallas Museum of Art is an Art Beyond Sight Partner and participates in programming each October for Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month. Composed of leading institutions in thirty-five states and twenty-five countries, Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month is an outreach effort on all levels, operating simultaneously within and across institutions and communities. Coordinated by Art Education for the Blind, Inc., Art Beyond Sight is dedicated to art education for people with vision impairment and to building an inclusive society for promoting access to all.

Art Beyond Sight 2017

First Tuesday: Sense-sational Art
Tuesday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Free

Enjoy art-making in the studio, story time, and family tours as part of a sensory celebration of art.

Gallery Talk: ​Musical Musings: Giroust’s "The Harp Lesson" ​with Cindy Horstman, harpist
Wednesday, October 4, 12:15 p.m., Free
​Grab a bite of insight and join DMA staff, artists, and local scholars to explore the Museum's collection and exhibitions during weekly lunchtime gallery talks.

Arturo’s Art & Me: Use Your Senses
October 11, 12, or 14, 11:00 a.m.
–12:30 p.m., $8 Public, $5 DMA Member
Put your five senses to work and experience art with more than just your eyes in this class for 3 to 5 year olds and their caregivers.

Toddler Art: Art Sense
October 13, 17, or 20, 11:00 a.m.
–Noon, $8 Public, $5 DMA Member
See, hear, smell, taste, and touch—our five senses tell us so much! Get a sensory work-out in the galleries and discover the latest art sense-sations in this class for 2 to 3 year olds and their caregivers.

Family Workshop: A Feast for the Senses
Saturday, October 14, 1:00
2:30 p.m., $8 Public, $5 DMA Member
Search for art that tickles the taste buds, and then create a work of art in the studio using all five senses in this class for children ages 6 to 12.

Meaningful Moments: Sensory Explorations
Tuesday, October 17; 10:00–11:30 a.m., Free with reservations
​To register, call 214-922-1324 or email access@DMA.org.
In this program designed for individuals with early stage dementia and their family members or caregivers, participants will explore works of art with their senses, have conversations in the galleries, and experience an art-making activity in the studio.

Homeschool Class for Families: A Feast for the Senses
October 26 or 27
, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., $8 Public, $5 DMA Member
Search for art that tickles the taste buds, and then create a work of art in the studio using all five senses in this class for homeschool children ages 6 to 12.

The Dallas Museum of Art collaborates with artist John Bramblitt, who has been featured on the CBS Evening News leading a program at the DMA. Bramblitt shares his process as a blind painter with visitors and leads workshops that include adaptive techniques for people with disabilities.

Art Beyond Sight programming has also featured artist Stephen Lapthisophon, artist and educator, in a lecture with John Bramblitt for a discussion of their process and work that involves the senses beyond sight. Another artist who has participated in the DMA’s Art Beyond Sight programming is Denton jewelry designer Leslie Ligon. She is the owner of At First Sight Braille Jewelry, and she creates jewelry designs that promote Braille literacy within the blind and sighted communities.

For general questions regarding Art Beyond Sight programs, or to request a tour for visitors with vision impairment, call 214-922-1324 or email access@DMA.org.