Changing exhibition gallery
January 5 through March 31, 2019
Included with Museum Admission
The Witte Museum is proud to debut the exhibition My Heart is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception, the latest work by photographer and documentarian Michael Nye. My Heart is Not Blind features photographs and audio recordings of people with visual impairment that Nye interviewed over many years to understand the nature of blindness and human resilience.
My Heart is Not Blind brings light into the dark misperceptions about blindness. Blindness does not make someone less intelligent, less capable, or less competent. Many people with visual impairments learn to adapt and frequently become more courageous and determined. Blindness and visual impairments are individual life experiences as diverse as the people themselves. There is not one common cause of visual impairment in Nye’s subjects and there is not one common story of perception, struggle or adaptation among them. Photographs and audio interviews let you see and hear them for yourself. Come away knowing that there are many different ways of seeing.