Upcoming Exhibitions

The Art of Disability Culture

Artists with disabilities dispelling myths, dissolving barriers and disrupting prejudice 

September 11-December 11, 2021

 graphic print of a woman in a wheelchair with a shirt that says, "the future is accessible." She has blue hair and tattoos and holds crutches.      Letterpress print that reads "I'm not weird I am limited edition" created with upper and lower case letters

Images from left to right: Michaela Oteri, Self Portrait, digital print, 26 x 38 in., Courtesy of the artist, Shana Harper, Being Normal is Overrated, Letterpress on paper, 9 x 11 in., Courtesy of the artist and NIAD, Richmond

At the heart of this exhibition is a robust celebration of the diverse, personal, and infinitely varied “disability experience.” Every artist featured has one or more disabilities, whether visible or invisible, and the exhibition centers upon their creativity, vulnerability, and unique perspectives. Work in the exhibition includes traditional portraiture, mixed-media pieces, tactile paintings, ceramics, an interactive labyrinth experience, digital portraiture, video, installation art and a large site-specific sculpture.

The Art of Disability Culture also provides a safe space for the community to come together and reflect upon the pandemic with a greater understanding of how disability culture can strengthen our communities through the practices of interdependence, accessibility, and inclusion. 


To learn more about our upcoming exhibitions, view our Advance Exhibition Schedule(PDF, 192KB).