speechless: different by design

November 10, 2019 to March 22, 2020 | Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries
Ini Archibong, rendering of theoraclespeechless: different by design at the Dallas Museum of Art. Photo by John SmithIni Archibong, theoracle, 2019. Photo by John SmithMisha Kahn, *(T3)* (8)* (J~) * ([..”) * (7^) * (4=) * (F]) * (llii.) * (A) * (!s) * (11) * (‘.v:’)*, 2019. Photo by John SmithSteven and William Ladd, Scroll Space, 2019. Photo by John SmithLaurie Haycock Makela, speechless: different by design, 2019. Photo by John SmithYuri Suzuki, Sound of the Earth Chapter 2, 2019. Photo by John Smith

Explore the many ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses in speechless: different by design, an exhibition of multisensory, interactive, and immersive experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities. Created in collaboration with designers, scholars, and scientists, speechless presents unique opportunities for discovering new perspectives through communications beyond speech and words.

Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the High Museum of Art, speechless: different by design will debut site-specific installations and new commissions by six leading and emerging international designers and design teams—Ini Archibong, Matt Checkowski, Misha Kahn, Steven and William Ladd, Laurie Haycock Makela, and Yuri Suzuki. Their new works will create participatory environments in which senses are merged or substituted for one another—for instance, sound will become visible and language will become tactile—so that visitors can engage with their surroundings in new and unconventional ways.

Visit the virtual exhibition.

speechless: different by design requires a $9 ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.

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CANCELLED: Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot

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Looking for a hands-on experience in speechless? Visit the Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot and check out a tote bag to alter your experience. Experiment with materials such as noise-cancelling headphones, textured gloves, colored glasses, and scent jars in the galleries to understand the different ways we experience sensory stimuli and build sensory empathy. Free with exhibition ticket.