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Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, June 1979

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, June 1979. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Throwback Thursday: Accessibility at the Albright-Knox

October 12, 2017

The Albright-Knox has been committed to creating and fostering a universal environment of accessibility for visitors of all ages for more than forty years. In 1973, it inaugurated Matter at Hand: a series of programs for visitors who were blind and visually impaired. Since then, the museum has considerably expanded the types of audiences it serves under the umbrella of Access AK.

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, May 1973

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, May 1973. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, May 1973

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, May 1973. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, May 1977

Visitors take part in a Matter at Hand program, May 1977. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

A visitor takes part in a Matter at Hand program, June 1979

A visitor takes part in a Matter at Hand program, June 1979. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

Every October, the Albright-Knox is proud to display a collaborative exhibition in celebration of disability awareness. This year’s exhibition, ARTs Unbound, is on view through October 22 and features artists from a number of local human services agencies that support people with disabilities through artmaking.

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