Sunday’s accessibility thoughts.
The Art Institute is breath-taking. While fairly sprawling, its collections are cohesive and comprehensive, but from a wheelchair accessibility point-of-view, the Institute seems to lack understanding of the spirit of “accessible”.
Entry into the Van Gogh exhibition was on the second level. As shown above, there were two ques to enter at the pillars, with the introductory verbiage on the left wall and enlargement details on the right. As you went in on the right, you begin to see Van Gogh’s journey to Arles. There was no set path to follow; consequently, there were often bottlenecks as people viewed and backed up to view again, various works.
But works are art are often hung at “eye-level,” and eye level seems to mean the viewer…
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