The first folk art exhibition in the United States that is accessible to people with visual impairments, "Access to Art: Bringing Folk Art Closer," features 30 objects from the collection of the Museum of American Folk Art, New York City.The exhibition, at the New York State Museum in Albany through April 2, presents objects for touching, including quilts, whirligigs, rugs, paintings, sculpture and furniture, chosen for their tactile as well as their artistic interest, and will travel throughout the country.

The exhibition has been made possible by funds from Xerox and also by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

- LOS ANGELES - "The Gods Delight: The Human Figure in Classical Bronze," will be on view at the Los Angles County Museum of Art through April 9.

The exhibition will consist of 74 classical Greek, Etruscan and Roman bronze sculptures.

The exhibition "explores the aesthetic and history of the bronze sculpture as a major art form while documenting the evolution of the classical artist's understanding of the human body."

- NEW YORK (AP) - An exhibition devoted to painting in Siena during the Renaissance, "Painting in Renaissance Siena: 1420-1500," is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 19.

The exhibition consists of some 140 works of art, including both paintings and manuscript illuminations, drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.

- NEW YORK (AP) - The National Academy of Design's yearly juried exhibition, the 164th Annual Exhibition, is on show through March 26.