Rembrandt van Rijn, Beggar with a Wooden Leg, ca. 1630. Etching. Bruno and Sadie Adriani Collection
Susan Schweik teaches disability studies at UC Berkeley, where she is associate dean of arts and humanities, and is the author of The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt's Century, this talk discusses Rembrandt van Rijn's depiction of beggars, placing it in the context of visual representations of poverty and disability both historical and contemporary.