Join us for a Celebration of Diversity and Disability at the Queens Museum on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00-3:00pm. Free and fun for all ages, programs include art-making workshops, movement and dance, music and relaxed performance, and storytelling!
Activities are planned with a multi-sensory approach and center audiences and artists with disabilities, in a supportive and welcoming environment including the following accommodations:
– American Sign Language interpretation
– Social Narrative including visual instructions and an introduction to the events and workshops
– Chill Out spaces
– Adaptive instructions
– Noise reducing headphones, earplugs and fidgets
What to expect during the celebration?
– A welcoming and engaging space where you can express yourself through art
– Art-making activities using a variety of materials
– Music and movement activities
– Exploring themes related to the museum exhibitions and gallery experiences
– A place to meet other participants who love the arts
– Local food vendors from Queens
– Resource tables to learn more about disability advocates and organizations
More about the programs:
Musical Performances by EPIC Players
EPIC Players is a nonprofit theatre company that opens the stage to all types of artists and seeks to shine a light on neuro-diverse talent. We believe our differences are our strengths. And that a more open stage connects artists and audiences to more representation, more inspiration, and more opportunities. EPIC offers professional performing arts opportunities and free skills-based classes to all company members while creating a supportive, social community in the arts.
Dance & Movement Workshops with SEA of Visibility Artists
Drum n’ Dance workshop with Oya Bangura & Thomas McKenna
Bollywood Dance workshop with Ashley Thomas
SEA of Visibility is an organization that embraces BIPOC, immigrant, queer and disabled artists and allies, focusing on neurodiversity and mental health. It “Supports Expression through the Arts” (SEA) and promotes destigmatization and integration through multidisciplinary arts exhibitions, performances and art-making programs. It provides peer and professional support and offers coping and compensatory strategies for its participants, helping to create art that broadens the greater community’s vision of what mental illness is.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Art Access programs at the Queens Museum are made possible with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Barker Welfare Foundation, and the Walter Kaner Children’s Foundation.
The Queens Museum is housed in the New York City Building, which is owned by the City of New York.
The Museum is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Mayor Eric Adams, the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, and the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne E. Adams.
Major funding is generously provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation, Mellon Foundation, the Lambent Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
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