Objects Speak!

  • February 23, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    18 West 86th Street
    New York, New York 10024
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Objects Speak!
A verbal description tour for participants with low or impaired vision
February 23, 5:30–7pm
Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 W 86th Street


Explore the objects in Sonia Delaunay: Living Art through verbal description and discussion. An experienced guide, Deborah Lutz, will describe objects in the exhibition, sharing details of their form, materiality, and aesthetic nature for the enjoyment of visitors with low vision and blindness. Group discussion takes place throughout the program. Registration is required.


The BGC Gallery has wheelchairs available for patrons to use on the tour upon request. If you’d like to reserve a wheelchair, please email tours@bgc.bard.edu.


Deborah Lutz is an artist, museum educator, and adjunct instructor in studio art. Both a figurative and abstract artist working in ink and traditional and nontraditional materials and processes, she investigates perception and the formal act of making a drawing. She teaches Seeing through Drawing, a process-based drawing class for people with low vision and blindness for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has expertise in verbal description as an approach for accessing art. She was a panel member and workshop leader for the Thinking through Drawing October 2021 symposium entitled “Unlocking—Rethinking through Drawing.” In 2019, her drawing about perception, Tentative Sight, was exhibited in the Painting Center’s Patterns of Influence group show. For the 2012 NAEA conference, she was a panelist for the discussion called “Seeing through Drawing; Touch, Drawing, and Mental Imagery in People with and without Visual Impairments.” Lutz received her MFA from the New York Academy of Figurative Art. She lives and works between both coasts.


Image: Sonia Delaunay, Coffret des jouets (toy box), 1913. Oil on wood. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, gift of Sonia Delaunay, 1955, AM 1109 OA. Digital Image © CNAC/MNAM, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Georges Meguerditchian. © Pracusa.

Date & Time

Fri, Feb 23, 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details


18 West 86th Street
Bard Graduate Center

Bard Graduate Center is devoted to the study of decorative arts, design history, and material culture through research, advanced degrees, exhibitions, publications, and events.

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