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A Feeling for Form

Episode 41 : Taking visual art beyond the visual experience. For over three decades the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has been committed to giving the blind and the visually impaired access to the museum’s full collection through audio tours, tactile art cards, audio-tactile books, and self-contained tours.  In addition the MFA Boston offers its guests A Feeling for Form, a program in which trained volunteers lead blind and visually impaired guests through tactile exploration of selected sculpture and furniture, and use audio descriptions and tactile materials for other works of art.  Brooke talks with Manager of Accessibility, Hannah Goodwin, and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Jen Mergel, about the program and how experiencing visual art in this way not only grants the blind access but also gives the sighted guest, curator and artist a new perspective on the work.

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All images used with permission.

 

Robert Kushner: Paintings & Works on Paper

Episode 26: In honor of my 26th episode, I did an on-site chat at the Jerald Melberg Gallery. I got to check out the Robert Kushner exhibit and chat with Jerald about the business side of running a gallery. We’ve decided that this will be the first of many “Gallery Chats.”

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Jerald Melberg of the Jerald Melberg Gallery

BLACK-EYED SUSANS  2014  84x60  KUS 0527

Robert Kushner
BLACK-EYED SUSANS   2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
84 x 60 inches
JMG18037
$55,000.00

DIE HAUSFRAU  2015  10x9  KUS P1356

Robert Kushner
DIE HAUSFRAU   2015
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on Paper
10 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches
JMG18044
$4,800.00

HAWAIIAN POSTAGE  2014  10x8  KUS P1288

Robert Kushner
HAWAIIAN POSTAGE   2014
Collage, Ink and Acrylic Mounted on Museum Board
10 x 8 inches
JMG18045
$4,800.00

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN II  2014  30x37  KUS P1231

Robert Kushner
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN II   2014
Oil, Acrylic, Gold Leaf and Collage on Paper
30 x 36 3/4 inches
JMG18046
$12,000.00

HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN IV POLISH ARMY  2014  60x22  KUS P1226

Robert Kushner
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN IV POLISH ARMY   2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Joined Paper
60 x 22 inches
JMG18047
$14,000.00

JOHNNY-JUMP-UP II  2014  10x10  KUS P1302

Robert Kushner
JOHNNY-JUMP-UP II   2014
Collage, Ink and Acrylic on Paper
10 1/2 x 10 inches
JMG18050
$4,800.00

 

MIDNIGHT IN THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN  2014  108x132  KUS 0522

Robert Kushner
MIDNIGHT IN THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY CACTUS GARDEN   2014
Oil, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
108 x 132 inches
JMG18039                                                                                         $145,000.00

 

All photos by Christopher Clamp

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