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"TOUCHER POUR VOIR : LA SCULPTURE EN PIERRE"
2000-05-18 until 2001-04-22
Musee du Quebec
Quebec City, QC,
The exhibition features six stone sculptures from the Musée du Quebec collection. It is designed to
encourage the development and knowledge of persons whose vision is impaired by allowing them to
handle the works. The sculptures will help visitors situate certain forms of plastic expression historically,
name the characteristics of the forms and remember the names of artists Rober Racine, Bill Vazan, Pierre
Lamoureux, Jim Ritchie and Patrick Viallet.
The tour led by a Musee du Quebec guide is accompanied by educational material such as stone carving
tools including sledges, bush hammers, pitching chisels, rasps. A marble plate, worked to produce certain
textures, is used to demonstrate traditional stone working techniques and coupled with an audiovisual
presentation showing the operations involved in making a sculpture. The exhibition´s technical component
was produced in conjunction with the Ecole-atelier de sculpture de Québec. The exhibition also features
texts in Braille and large print. The Musee was able to benefit from the expertise of consultants from the
Institut de readaptation en deficience physique de Quebec.