Getting a Feel for Art: Tactile Art Pop-Up Gallery

October 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Miller Gallery, Mark Building

Experience the tactile art of local blind, partially sighted, and sighted artists. Art on display will include scenes and images made from reclaimed wood, wood turned objects, encaustic paintings, hand woven articles, sculptures made from a variety of materials, and many others. Visit between the hours of 12-7 and take your time to explore each piece of work.

Tours with visual descriptions, discussion, and when possible tactile exploration of items in the special exhibition, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… will be available throughout the day. Watch the Facebook event page and Museum website calendar event for registration links for these tours.

If you have any access needs please contact Becky Emmert, Head of Accessibility at Portland Art Museum. Please request interpreters or captioning three weeks prior to the event.


Telephone 503-276-4334

Videophone 503-420-3169


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

A piece of art depicting Mount Hood made out of many cut pieces of wood.
Leonard Locatis