ECA Art News Briefs

How the Blind See Art at Museo del Prado

Touching the Prado, a tactile exhibition at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, is designed to give the blind an opportunity to visualize paintings through touch. Six 3-D copies of paintings, each costing about $6,680 to reproduce, are on display at the museum in a separate hallway from where their originals hang. Joining other institutions like the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which each offer workshops or tours that enhance the visusal impact of art for those who lack literal vision, the Museo del Prado is employing innovative 3-D print technology to recreate the visual experience of art in tactile terms. Read more about the project here.

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