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In this unique collaboration between the two largest collections of deaf art in the world, the Gallaudet University Archives and the RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center have come together to create an exhibit for our community to explore the relationships between deafness, the natural world, and the construction of personhood.
Featuring works by some of the best-known deaf artists of the 20th century, this pop-up exhibition aims to provoke thought on the tension between “natural” and “synthetic,” and about the power of identity. The Gallaudet University Archives’s contribution includes artists like Chuck Baird’s unique three-dimensional piece “Rose,” and Mary Thornley’s homage to fellow deaf artist Francisco Goya, “Milan, Italy, 1880.”
Many of the works shared by the Archives have not been on public view in several decades, so this represents a rare opportunity!
Located at 4808 Rhode Island Ave, a storefront in downtown Hyattsville, MD, this pop-up exhibition is located right next to local deaf-owned brewery, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, and runs from December 23, 2021 to January 15, 2022. The opening reception will be on Thursday, December 23 from 5-7pm, and we hope to have you join us there!
The gallery hours are from Thursday to Saturday, open from noon to 5 p.m. ET. The gallery will be closed on December 25 and January 1, due to the holiday observances on both days.
Special thanks to the Menkiti Group and Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. for their support in making this pop-up exhibition happen!
Dr. Nancy E. Kensicki, a long-time faculty member at Gallaudet University, passed away on April 16, 2022 in Bowie, Maryland. She was 83 years old. Dr. Kensicki taught English from 1967 to 2004, and served multiple terms as chair of the Department of English. She was involved in the faculty governance system and advised student...
Kathryn P. Meadow Orlans, an internationally renowned scholar and researcher, passed away on April 16, 2022, at age 92. She was a research professor at Gallaudet from 1975 to 1997, and was named professor emerita after her retirement. During her time at Gallaudet, Dr. Meadow Orlans published numerous scholarly articles and books including Deafness and...
Watch the official news release in American Sign Language. The United States Department of Education, through its Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), has awarded $2.1 million to Elizabeth Schniedewind, ’90 & G-’92, clinical associate professor for sign language interpreting at Idaho State University in Meridian, Idaho. The grant funds will support ISU and Gallaudet University in...
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