But a new exhibition opening today (Sept. 13) in New York is practically begging visitors to put their grubby paws on the art.
The touchy exhibition is being billed as the first art show dedicated to touch and features a variety of work designed for a hands-on approach.
For instance, one piece is a heat-sensitive wall that allows folks to leave their personal heat print on a painting.
Another made-for-hand piece of work is something called Touching Art, which is basically a mound of clay that will be poked and prodded for a month by visitors before the final work is put into a kiln and cast permanently.
Some of the pieces may touch on the esoteric while others will be able to be grasped by everyone, such as a catchers mitt once used by New York Yankees player Jorge Posada.
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