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The National Portrait Gallery opens it "Haptic Gallery," a permanent installation of specially made casts of eleven sculptures, enabling the blind and others to experience the works through touch. Braille labels and an audio narrative are also provided.


  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Haptic Gallery (Images for the Blind) (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979, p. 361

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 1, 1979


  • Art
  • Sculpture
  • People with disabilities
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museums and people with disabilities
  • Art objects
  • Museum visitors
  • Disabilities

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