An increasing number of museums are offering EnChroma corrective glasses to visitors with color blindness, to bring more color to the world of art and those who enjoy it. Plus: a museum in London is exhibiting a disposable cup from 3,500 years ago, proving that from our earliest times, we’ve been trying to avoid doing the dishes.
When Colorblind Visitors Put On These Glasses, The Art At The MCA Looks A Lot Brighter (Colorado Public Radio)
How EnChroma’s Glasses Correct Color-Blindness (Technology Review)
I admit I’m super fascinated by the glasses that can correct color blindness.
EnChroma glasses boost the saturation for red and green colors, which makes it easier for the millions of people who have that common form of color blindness to distinguish between them.
You can find plenty of videos online where people with color blindness see these colors for the first time.
Some of them break out in tears, amazed at what they can now see, and aware of what they might have missed in the past.
Each pair costs hundreds of dollars, so not every individual who has color blindness has bought them, even those who think they’re useful.
But even so, the number of people who can access these glasses and all the colors they make more visible is growing.
That’s because an increasing number of museums are offering the corrective glasses to visitors.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver has partnered with EnChroma and now has the glasses available for its guests. And it’s not the only one.
Colorado Public Radio reports the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design are among the other museums that have EnChroma frames on hand. All of which bring a little more color to the world of art and to those who enjoy it.
There’s an intriguing new exhibit at London’s British Museum – but it’s not of a work of art. It’s two disposable cups. One is from our time, the other is from the island of Crete more than 3,000 years ago.
Researchers believe that clay cup was meant to hold wine for a party and then get tossed. Which means from the earliest days of human civilization, we’ve been trying to avoid doing the dishes.