Colorblind visitors at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago can now experience art in a profoundly different way

The museum experience relies on visuals. You step into the space expecting to see something new, to lose yourself in stunning compositions and—perhaps most importantly—vivid colors. But not all museum visitors can perceive color the same way. Visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago can now pick up a pair of EnChroma glasses and see artworks in their full color spectrum for the first time.

 

By adjusting the separation within red and green cones—the colorblind condition occurs when the sensing of light overlaps within these cones—EnChroma glasses allow wearers with red-green color blindness to see color again.

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