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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.

Fall NIAD Exhibition // Today is the Greatest

NIAD Art Center 551 23rd Street, Richmond

These exhibitions will feature artists creating at progressive art studios across the country alongside Bay Area artists. Both will include the release of the new issue of Quickest Flip!

“Into the Brightness” Gallery Activation Hour at OMCA

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

During this Special Edition Gallery Activation Hour, NIAD artists featured in Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD will be in the gallery discussing their art and process. NIAD artists Carlota Rodriguez, Esmeralda Silva and Mireya Betances will be participating.

NIAD's Annual Benefit Art Auction Win Win 12 // MAY 18, 2024