Camille Jassny listens raptly as docent Suzanne Ragen creates a mind’s-eye picture of a work at the Seattle Art Museum.
Jassny is vision-impaired – it’s not easy for people like her to access the rich history and cultural legacy handed down through art, from Roman statuary to Native American beaded moccasins.
“I can’t independently go into a museum. I can’t really read anything. I can’t walk along and look,” she says. “So for me, the difference is the docent brings each piece of art to life.”