What is the reality of collecting and exhibiting a tactile art collection? Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has 35+ years of experience amassing artwork for its touch gallery and knows the reality of questions such as: Who uses this gallery? What about wear and tear on the objects? What qualities should a good piece of tactile artwork have? What about the rest of the collection—will people start touching it, too? What collection guidelines has the committee developed over the years? What are some of its greatest insights?

Ann Cunningham, Rebecca Tucker