Eastern Illinois University

Touch Me

Typically, the last thing museums want you to do is touch the artwork. But for the Tarble’s upcoming community art exhibition, visitors will be allowed and even encouraged to page through portfolios stored in the galleries. Each flat-file drawer will contain artworks made by members of the Tarble community. This intimate and tactile viewing experience allows an unprecedented look at the variety of work being produced by artists working today while rewarding practices of slow looking and multiple visits to the exhibition space.

The Tarble has invited professional artists who live and work geographically nearby, are alumni of EIU, or have worked on projects with the Tarble in the past to submit two-dimensional works that are 18 x 24 inches or smaller in any medium. Visitors to the gallery will be invited to wash their hands and then carefully page through portfolios of artwork. The Tarble will manage a system to put collectors in touch with exhibiting artists, as many of the works will be for sale. However, the Tarble will not handle any financial transactions or sales.

Times and prices

02/14 at 10:00 am through 03/26 at 4:00 pm
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