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Access Advisors Open House and Disability Arts Festival

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  • Museum Tours
  • Art Demos/Art-making Activities
  • Art Slam 2010
  • Performances
  • Disability Culture Presentation
  • Sign language interpreters provided
  • Extra blue spaces for parking

Make requests for accommodations by September 24 to help ensure availability. See below for contact information.

Schedule for the Day

  • 10 am–3 pm, Wilsey Court
    Access Advisors’ desk: check-in and event information
  • 10–11 am, Piazzoni Murals Room
    “Toulouse-Lautrec and Disability Culture,” Anthony Tusler and Jennifer Shaw will discuss the paintings and posters of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec as deciphered by 21st-century disability culture
  • 10 am–2 pm, Wilsey Court
    Docent tours, including tactile tour for blind visitors and visually impaired visitors at 1:15 pm; and an ASL-interpreted tour of To Dye For at 1:30 pm
  • 11 am–2 pm, Wilsey Court
    “Art for Touching,” a selection of study collection objects to examine
  • 11:15 am–3 pm, Piazzoni Murals Room
    “Art Studio for a Day”; music by Tim Cain 1–3 pm
  • noon–1 pm, Koret Auditorium
    “Live Nude Girl,” written and performed by Ann Colby Stocking
  • 1:15–3 pm, Koret Auditorium
    Art Slam, a slide show of work by 200 artists (download PDF list of participating artists)

Schedule of Docent Tours

  • 10 and 11 am: To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color
  • 11:15 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm: Highlights of the de Young
  • 1:15 pm: Art for Touching—blind and visually impaired visitors may handle certain objects in the museum’s collection.
  • 1:30 pm To Dye For American Sign Language-interpreted

Artwork by Patrick Wm. Connally

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Contact Information

Tish Brown