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“Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth, & NIAD” at the Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607, Oakland

In collaboration with three profound Bay Area institutions, Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD celebrates myriad works from contemporary artists with developmental disabilities. From painting to sculpture to multimedia, these world-renowned artists are producing work of incredible power, exuberance, humor, complexity, and joy.

“Don’t mind if I do” with work by Felicia Griffin at moCa Cleveland

moCa Cleveland 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

"Don’t mind if I do" destabilizes rigid ableist and exclusionary museum “best practices” like sparse seating, untouchable objects, dense wall labels, and guards who protect rather than invite engagement. It is a project built upon a framework of flexibility. By welcoming glitches, inviting informality and messiness, and unsettling the hierarchy of objects, "Don’t mind if I do" prioritizes people over artwork and makes more room for us to show up as our full selves.


Landline Opening Reception at Personal Space

Personal Space 1505 Tennessee Street, Vallejo

Landline September 24-November 5, 2023 Opening Reception: Sunday Sept 24, 2-5pm Landline assembles the work of artists from Atlanta, Northern California, Chicago, Maine, New York, Iowa, and Seattle. Channeling analog modes of communication, these works seem to conjure ethereal portals to another realm while simultaneously rooting themselves in the natural world. Images and objects that transmit ancient relics, spiritual talismans, and imaginative figments manifest through various mastery of shape, form, materiality, texture and color. At once worldly and otherworldly, these works straddle a line etched between past, present, and the unknown. The exhibition includes two commissioned works as part of Personal Read More ...