2024

An engraving from the 19th century of a blind individual weaving

JANUARY 29, 2024 – JUNE 3, 2024 | SMATHERS LIBRARY GALLERY

The Learning and Labor of the Blind

The debate over the education of the blind should not be considered solely as a competition between ideas or technologies. The materials in this exhibit contain compelling stories to tell about the lived experience of blind people during the 19th century, from the traces of use left by readers to the accounts of blind students and professionals who lived, studied, and encountered the biases of their times. Curated by Neil Weijer & Laken Brooks.