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There is no shortage of news about the increasingly common eye disease Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). For people coping with partial or significant vision loss — which are possible with AMD — old habits and rituals may need to be reconsidered to fit a world organized for people with normal vision. For information about the American Macular Degeneration Foundation and/or Age-related Macular Degeneration, visit our website at

Here at The Vision and Art Project, the authors and collaborators step outside the specifics of science and medicine to consider what it means to see and to have vision, not in a literal sense but in an emotional or intuitive sense. The visual arts lend clarity and light to these vast subjects.

Eventually one in four adults, including artists, may live with diminished sight due to Age-related Macular Degeneration. It is our hope in underwriting the efforts of The Vision and Art Project that you, the reader, will find a source, month after month, for informative and stimulating writing about art and vision, and exceptional curatorial efforts bringing together some of today’s top visual artists who are themselves affected by macular degeneration and who produce work that is constantly, and in new ways, inspiring.

Chip Goehring III
Board of Trustees
American Macular Degeneration Foundation