On a recent trip to New York City, we stopped in at the Museum of Modern Art. An otherwise interesting exhibition on the work of the Brothers Quay was marred by a series of ridiculously unreadable labels in a gallery that featured the artists’ dioramas.
Yes, there’s a label in that murk. The image was taken using the available light in the gallery.
If a visitor came equipped with night-vision goggles, a flashlight, or the eyes of a nocturnal creature, a label might look like this:
For most of us, however, it looked like this:
This is the opposite of access, comfort, and common sense. There is no excuse for it.