Celebrating its 61st Birthday, The Guggenheim Gifts New Yorkers with a Sensory Guide



The Guggenheim turns 61 today, so here’s a gift for New York, from New York—“Mind’s Eye: A Sensory Guide to the Guggenheim New York,” a new audio experience designed for blind and low-vision communities, and illuminating for all. Narrated by a diverse cast of quintessential New York voices, including both regular and renowned city dwellers—among them actors Bobby Cannavale and Maggie Gyllenhaal and Bishop Chantel R. Wright—the “Mind’s Eye” guide transports listeners to New York City, bringing them from bustling Fifth Avenue into the uplifting space within the museum.

Each of the ten tracks describes one sensory aspect of the space—such as sound, touch, and light—creating a rich aural and physical experience: a new and quietly revolutionary way to explore the Guggenheim. The “Mind’s Eye” guide is free of charge and available through the Bloomberg Connects app; on podcasting platforms, including Soundcloud and iTunes, and through our website.

Designed for those who are blind or have low vision, but illuminating for all, this guide features New Yorkers’ voices and uses precise, evocative language to convey the Frank Lloyd Wright museum’s architecture and the sensorial experience of moving through it.

Mind’s Eye: A Sensory Guide to the Guggenheim New York is also available on the Guggenheim’s Digital Guide, a part of the Bloomberg Connects app. Download it for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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