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12/07/2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art Discoveries Program

Eurydice Roman, a friend of the MET's Discoveries programs, conducted this interview at the museum in 2018 as a part of her documentary: The Autism Cycle: Parent-Provider-Organization. Her film was featured at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in November and will be highlighted at Mott Haven Film Festival on December 12th 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Check out her work, and don't forget to join us for a virtual discoveries program, "Forms at Your Fingertips," on Sunday, December 13th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm!

Director, Producer, and Editor: Eurydice Roman
Director of Photography: Victor Diaz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z3vNcgdB28

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-creates/visitors-disabilities/discoveries/forms-at-your-fingertips?&eid=A001_%7b96EC7C69-8756-4A94-883D-0743B2940818%7d_20201110142455

An Interview that I did with Met Access about the Discoveries Program for my Documentary called The Autism Cycle: Parent- Provider- Organization was recorded...

A virtual group exhibition curated by danilo machado featuring artists from Art Beyond Sight’s Art and Disability Reside...
12/04/2020
support structures

A virtual group exhibition curated by danilo machado featuring artists from Art Beyond Sight’s Art and Disability Residency (ADR). The artists in the exhibition include Lizzy De Vita, Michael DiFeo, Zoey Hart, Terry Huber, Alex Dolores Salerno, michelle miles, e.e. miller, and Sandra Wazaz. Check out their work:
https://www.supportstructures.art/

 support structurespresented by The 8th Floor and Art Beyond Sight’s 2019-2020 Art & Disability cohort view the show »  

12/03/2020

#MetAccess celebrates #IDPWD International Day of People with Disabilities.
Every month, #MetAccess and @metmuseum invite disabled and Deaf artists to respond to a work of art in the Met collection that inspired them.
Today, the Artist Spotlight is on Laura Swanson.

12/03/2020

Today, we celebrate the International Day of People With Disabilities #IPDWD The World Health Organization reports that over 15% of the world's population lives with a disability.
That t is almost 1 in 6 person.
Look around you. Can you tell? Many of us have invisible disabilities including mental or neurological conditions, vision or hearing impairments, chronic illnesses etc.

Many artists represented in museums across the globe have/had disabilities and so often it is not mentioned or their disability is an obstacle they had to overcome. Actually, disability can be central to someone's experience and understanding of the world, and a source of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation. So let's change those narratives of overcoming and erasure #CripTheMet #NothingAboutUSWithoutUS #DisabilityAesthetic

Our colleagues @metamericanwing are highlighting John Carlin's work today!

We recognize nineteenth-century American artist John Carlin, who was Deaf. While attending what is now the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Carlin proved himself a talented artist. He went on to study painting with John Rubens Smith and John Neagle of Philadelphia before going to Paris to study with the academic master Paul Delaroche. Upon his return to the United States, Carlin settled in New York and became one of the city’s most sought after miniaturists. He also painted genre and landscape scenes and was an accomplished author and poet. He was untiring in his advocacy on behalf of the Deaf community and helped to establish the National Deaf-Mute College (now Gallaudet University @gallaudetu) in Washington, D.C.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIVwamml87a/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Need some food for thought on what to do next Sunday with your family?Spend the day with the Met online to explore Arte ...
11/09/2020
Virtual Family Afternoon—Food for Thought

Need some food for thought on what to do next Sunday with your family?
Spend the day with the Met online to explore Arte del mar: Artistic Exchange in the Caribbean, make art, learn about food justice and listen to stories during Discoveries (11am-12pm)and the Family Afternoons (1-4pm)
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-creates/family-afternoons/virtual-family-afternoon?&eid=A001_%7b3374E9FE-04BC-43B4-8778-1EFF52049319%7d_20200814125541

Food justice is the recipe for community. Explore hands-on family fun with an art-making activity, a Storytime reading, an interview with a food advocate, and a live Ask the Expert event that is a feast for the eyes! For families with children ages 3–11.

11/04/2020

#MetAccess we’re inviting Disabled and Deaf artists to respond to works from the #MetCollection that spark their curiosity or inspire them. ⁣

Sky Cubacub (@rebirthgarments) shares their thoughts on this 18th-century arm guard from @metarmsandarmor known as a dastana:

"Armor doesn’t have to be beautiful to serve its intended function, but the aesthetics can help give the wearer confidence in a fight.

I am anti-war, but I view clothing as emotional armor that people with marginalized identities can use to get the strength and power to go out into this world, which can especially feel like a battle these days.

I am Filipinx and I wear modern versions of scalemaille—protective armor consisting of many individual small metal scales—and chainmaille on a daily basis ​in the form of handpieces and a headpiece. I was drawn to this South Asian arm guard that is highly decorative including etched plate armor, chainmaille and a beaded embroidery handpiece."

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHFtKcnLL9W/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Teen Event—Virtual Teens Take The Met! (Ages 13–18)Friday, November 6, 3–8 pm Join us on Instagram and across social med...
10/30/2020

Teen Event—Virtual Teens Take The Met! (Ages 13–18)
Friday, November 6, 3–8 pm

Join us on Instagram and across social media for Virtual Teens Take The Met! Catch us on the @metteens Instagram account and follow along across our partners' social media platforms for art-making activities, performances, music, games, and more. Discover what you can do with other cultural and community organizations from New York City and beyond.

Plan to join us? Register now to receive reminders and exclusive virtual content you can use on social media during the event! Please note: All ages may view the virtual content, but only registrants ages 13–18 will receive access to the private Zoom sessions.
Follow link to register:
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-celebrates/festivals-and-special-programs/tttm-nov-2020?=&eid=A001_%7BE341E4F0-4F7C-4258-92F5-E7912511052A%7D_20200825170643&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Museum&utm_campaign=2020_1030_Met_VirtualEvents&cs=

Interested in music? the visual arts? history? Join NYC Cultural Institutions at the Artful Aging Fair on Thursday, Octo...
10/23/2020

Interested in music? the visual arts? history? Join NYC Cultural Institutions at the Artful Aging Fair on Thursday, October 29, 1-4PM to learn about the amazing programs they have to offer.
For more information, contact Melissa Sheehan at 914-960-6830.

Adapt is presenting their annual Family Connect Summit 2020 virtually on Monday, October 19th.  The Summit is free and o...
10/16/2020
| Adapt Community Network

Adapt is presenting their annual Family Connect Summit 2020 virtually on Monday, October 19th. The Summit is free and open to families, caregivers, professionals and anyone who is interested in receiving the latest information on intellectual and developmental disabilities. It's a great opportunity to benefit from the presenters' expertise.

The presentations will be translated into Spanish and Chinese.



Topics being offered are:



-sensory environments,

-family support services,

-benefits and entitlements,

-community activities,

-behavior management,

-guardianship,

-care management ,

-discussing puberty and healthy relationships with your child.


https://www.adaptcommunitynetwork.org/familysummit2020

Our annual Family Connect Summit will be held entirely virtually this year! Register now, and we'll email you on October 19th with a link to view all 8 of this year's sessions. You can find information about each of these sessions below. The ADAPT Family Connect Summit is for professionals, families...

Join us for a virtual Discoveries on Sunday, October 15th 11am to 12pm. We will explore Jacob Lawrence's series: The Ame...
10/14/2020

Join us for a virtual Discoveries on Sunday, October 15th 11am to 12pm. We will explore Jacob Lawrence's series: The American Struggle. Email us at [email protected] to register and to receive instructions for joining us online.

Meanwhile, practice your creative skills with the art activity below and send us a picture of your creation, and we'll share them during Discoveries.

#MetAccess
#MetAnywhere

Artists with a disability - and Art Fair 14C recognizes that disabilities can come in many forms and are not always phys...
10/05/2020
Residencies | ART FAIR 14C

Artists with a disability - and Art Fair 14C recognizes that disabilities can come in many forms and are not always physical and not always visible - are encouraged to apply for our residency in a 400 sq ft art studio at Art 150 in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City.

The residency runs from December 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 and includes a $1,000 stipend for art supplies.

Art Fair 14C is committed to expanding opportunities for artists, and we want to offer opportunities for career growth and mentorship to artists who are not always served by other residencies.

We want to encourage more disability informed and centered arts by having a disability specific residency.

For complete details and information on the residency, please visit artfair14c.com/residencies

Application deadline is November 8, 2020.

Residencies Integral to the mission of Art Fair 14C is increasing opportunities for artists. We will be using residencies to support artists who have previously participated in Art Fair 14C, as well as nurturing artists who are not always served by other residencies.   In Fall of 2020 we offer two ...

September is #DeafAwarenessMonth, check out the Deaf Cultural festival at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, they are virtual thi...
09/25/2020
Nelson-Atkins Museum Virtual Deaf Cultural Festival

September is #DeafAwarenessMonth, check out the Deaf Cultural festival at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, they are virtual this year so anyone can enjoy ASL slam sessions, activities, storytelling and much more:
https://nelson-atkins.org/nelson-atkins-at-home/deaf-cultural-festival/?fbclid=IwAR3dn8KfwpMWJiL0nLCYDe30DWZUZy2JeVU8kAj5DHcH7BIGm6QKwq-dBuw

The Deaf Cultural Festival goes virtual this year! Learn more about Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL) from Deaf artists, poets, and storytellers through art activities, ASL storytelling and performances. Engagement and discovery and accessible to all.

09/22/2020

Today is #WorldAlzheimersDay, a global effort to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia and Alzheimer's disease, the most common form and cause of dementia.⁣⁣⁣
#MetAccess team is so proud to present Lin Jacobson's Met Story.

Lin is part of a cohort of about thirty volunteers who are crucial in making these programs possible at The Met. Thank you!
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFaaPciHhmV/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

#ADA30 #MetAccess #DisabilityAwareness #DisabilityCreativityThe Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities presents "Th...
09/18/2020
ADA 30 Art Gallery

#ADA30 #MetAccess #DisabilityAwareness #DisabilityCreativity
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities presents "The Journey", a virtual exhibition of artists with disabilities. In July MOPD and community partners including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Positive Exposure and YAI Arts amongst others selected 30 works of art from many amazing submissions. You can check them here

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/events/ada-30-art-gallery.page

Join us for a virtual workshop to enjoy works of art through detailed descriptions and discussion. Free; reservations ar...
09/16/2020
Picture This!—Making The Met, 1870–2020

Join us for a virtual workshop to enjoy works of art through detailed descriptions and discussion. Free; reservations are required and space is limited. Contact 212-650-2010 or [email protected].

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-tours/met-tours-disabilities/picture-this/making-the-met?&eid=A001_%7b0B18A3E9-94F2-47F3-9D29-83A211B07E4D%7d_20200824154041

For adults who are blind or partially sighted. Join us for a virtual workshop to enjoy works of art through detailed descriptions and discussion. Free; reservations are required and space is limited. Contact 212-650-2010 or [email protected]. For updates Presented Access Audio

09/15/2020

#MetAccess is inviting Disabled and Deaf artists to respond to a work from the #MetCollection that sparks their curiosity or inspires them.

Today, Jeffrey Mansfield (@jeffmansfield) shares his thoughts on Maruyama Ōkyo's "Goose and Reeds; Willows in the Moonlight":

"I often find myself spending a lot of time thinking and worrying about whether I'll have sign language access for upcoming meetings, calls, and events—this can create crushing anxiety.

Ōkyo’s painting brings calm and a surprising spaciousness. Each stroke of the brush is dipped in intention; not a stroke too many or too few. The scene is complete, yet the moment is incomplete: the goose is suspended midair, heading somewhere from elsewhere, but in this fleeting moment, it is here, present.

An ephemeral fog fills the left two panels—which otherwise appears empty—with a certain weight and volume. The gap between each panel lends structure, the low vantage point invites intimacy, and the disappearing horizon implies vastness; together, these qualities hold space—for growth. When I imagine such a space, I feel grounded, free, and abundant."

🎨 Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795). Goose and Reeds; Willows in the Moonlight, right screen: 1774; left screen: 1793.
#DeafAwarenessMonth
Celebrate Deaf culture and September is Deaf Awareness Month. Celebrate Deaf creativity and culture!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFInGrtFcsn/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Celebrate the online launch of Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The ...
09/11/2020
Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA

Celebrate the online launch of Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The Ford Foundation Gallery’s new exhibition, curated by Jessica A. Cooley and Ann M. Fox, is a multi-module online exhibition series that will roll out over the course of 2020 – 2021. Drawn from some of the leading artists and scholars addressing the lived experience of disability today, Indisposable addresses the urgent questions of our moment where pandemic and demands for racial justice intersect.

https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/the-ford-foundation-center-for-social-justice/ford-foundation-gallery/exhibitions/indisposable-structures-of-support-after-the-ada/.

Indisposable: Structures of Support After the Americans with Disabilities Act is a multi-module exhibition that will roll out as a series of online events over the course of fall 2020 – spring 2021 and will culminate in a physical exhibition to open in the gallery in the summer of 2021.

Join us for a virtual Discoveries on Sunday, September 13th, from 11am to 12pm. Email us at access@metmuseum.org to regi...
09/09/2020

Join us for a virtual Discoveries on Sunday, September 13th, from 11am to 12pm. Email us at [email protected] to register and to receive instructions for joining us online.

Meanwhile, practice your creative skills with the art activity below and send us a picture of your creation, and we'll share them during Discoveries.

#MetAccess
#MetAnywhere

Join Met experts for a peek into The Costume Institute's collection of nursing-related uniforms in appreciation of healt...
09/04/2020
Insider Insights—Symbols of Service: Nursing and Red Cross Uniforms at The Costume Institute

Join Met experts for a peek into The Costume Institute's collection of nursing-related uniforms in appreciation of healthcare workers past and present.

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-tours/conversations-with/insider-symbols-of-service?=&eid=A001_%7BF839879C-AF25-41BE-9E8C-13EFA995EF51%7D_20200825113027&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Museum&utm_campaign=2020_0904_Met_VirtualEvents&cs=

Amanda Garfinkel, Assistant Curator, The Costume Institute, The Met Glenn Petersen, Conservator, The Costume Institute, The Met Elizabeth Randolph, Collections Manager, The Costume Institute, The Met In appreciation of healthcare workers past and present, Met experts offer a peek into The Costume In...

@metmuseum announcing the first virtual #AtelierAlinaCho!Next Wednesday, September 9, at 1 pm EST, join journalist Alina...
09/03/2020
The Atelier with Alina Cho: Bethann Hardison,Naomi Campbell,and Iman

@metmuseum announcing the first virtual #AtelierAlinaCho!
Next Wednesday, September 9, at 1 pm EST, join journalist Alina Cho (@thealinacho) with Bethann Hardison (@bethannhardison) along with Naomi Campbell (@naomi) and Iman (@the_real_iman) for a conversation about their personal journeys, racial diversity in fashion, the current moment, and their hopes for the future.

https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-speaks/free-lectures/atelier-sept-2020?&eid=A001_%7b0AB6B300-D9F7-4705-8081-F5F7467BAB14%7d_20200826173138

Join journalist Alina Cho with fashion model and advocate Bethann Hardison; model, activist, and philanthropist Naomi Campbell; and model, author, and entrepreneur Iman for a conversation on their personal journeys, racial diversity in fashion, the current moment, and their hopes This Watch This

08/31/2020
Tinman Dance

#AccessIsLove #DisabilityAwareness #DisabilitySolidarity
From the Wheelock Family Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz, directed and designed by James P Byrne. Audio description by Valerie Ching.

https://youtu.be/ZbwexZ2teFo

An audio-described performance selection from the Wheelock Family Theatre production of The Wizard of Oz. Description by Valerie Ching with Katherine Leigh D...

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