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Welcome to the Accessible Art Showcase!
The exhibition was organized by Exceptions Journal and the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition (DHLC) lab in collaboration with the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD), and the Departments of English and Art at Michigan State University. The works you see here today are from our accessible event last year, Sense of Self: Accessible Art Symposium. This exhibition was put together in collaboration between an English course taught by Assistant Professor Natalie Phillips and an Introduction to Painting course taught by Professor Alisa Henriquez where literature students were asked to select or create a sensory-rich text, in which art students used as inspiration to create touchable art.
The accessible art symposium united students and faculty from across Michigan State University to reimagine the art museum as an inclusive space. This week we celebrate that work and we look ahead to more accessible art events in the future, including one in the spring that will bring together community and campus artists. Our showcase is open to all people no matter their abilities - visitors are encouraged to interact with the artworks using any and all of their senses.
We are so excited you’re here and we hope you enjoy!