Art: Feeling Sculpture

Seeing with the fingers is nothing new to the blind, whose sensitive fingertips "read" the faces of friends as well as the raised dots of Braille texts. But "seeing" works of art with the fingertips is something else, and few people really knew what it could mean until the California Arts Commission organized an exhibition of sculpture for the blind and sent it touring through the state. "It was a whole new realm of experience," said one blind woman. "All my life I have been touching refrigerators and sinks and dishes and beds—this is the first time I have touched a...

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