october, 2016

sun9oct3:00 pm- 4:00 pmLecture | From the Margins to the Mainstream: Artists with Disabilities in Contemporary ArtLecture | From the Margins to the Mainstream: Artists with Disabilities in Contemporary Art3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Event Details

In his presentation, di Maria will provide a brief history of “Outsider Art” and discuss the development and growing acceptance of the work by artists with disabilities.  He will review the creation and progress of Creative Growth Art Center, its notable artists, and how we might come to appreciate the work of Russell Childers (currently on view at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art through Oct. 23) in relation to our evolving view of artists with disabilities.
Tom di Maria has served as Director of Creative Growth Art Center since 2000. He has developed partnerships with museums, galleries and international design companies to help bring Creative Growth’s artists with disabilities fully into the contemporary art world. He speaks around the world about the Center’s major artists and their relationship to both Outsider Art and contemporary culture. Prior to his current position, he served as Assistant Director of the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive at UC Berkeley. He received his MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore, and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Museum open 1-5pm on sundays.

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

700 State Street Salem 97301

Price

complimentary admission