Disability and the Arts

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Date(s) - 03/31/2018
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Nasher Auditorium


Duke Disability Alliance proudly presents:

Disability and the Arts

a celebration of artistic generativity!





Come join us for an afternoon of exploring the intersection of disability pride and artistic liberty. Guest artists Antoine Hunter (a dancer), Barbara Barnes (an illustrator), and Carrie Sandahl (a filmmaker) will arrive at the center of Duke’s art scene, the Nasher Museum, and you are invited to come hear stories and experience forms of art that will change your perceptions about the “limits” of disability. There will be time for discussion and socializing over refreshments, and the event will conclude with interactive sensory tours of the galleries.

The event is free and open to the public!

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We are making every effort to be inclusive of people with disabilities of all kinds. ASL interpreters will be present for the duration of the event. Parking and other accessibility information is below. Please contact dukedisabilityalliance [at] duke [dot] edu with other accommodations requests!

Image of Antoine Hunter by Matt Haber



12:30 – 1:20: Carrie Sandahl discusses disability and the arts, and presents a section of her new film “Code of the Freaks.”

1:20 – 2:00: Reception

2:00 – 2:45: Antoine Hunter shares a lecture and demonstration about deafness and dance.

2:45 – 3:00: Barbara Barnes presents her live art sketches.

3:00 – 4:00: Interactive sensory tours of the galleries with Liz Peters of the Nasher Museum.


With special thanks to our partners and co-sponsors!

The Nasher Museum of Art

Duke Student Government

The Forum for Scholars and Publics

The Health Humanities Lab

Duke Human Rights Center, Franklin Humanities Institute

The Student Disability Access Office

Arts Access


Parking and Accessibility Information

The Nasher Museum of Art is located at 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27707. Most of our event will take place in the Auditorium.

Visitor parking at the Nasher Museum is $2/hour. There are three accessible parking spaces at the Anderson Street entrance, and eight accessible spaces in the lower lot off Campus Drive. Maps and more parking information available here. We recommend using the Anderson Street entrance if you have a mobility impairment, because other entrances have steps.

If you are coming from Duke’s campus, you can take the C1 East-West campus shuttle and get off at the Nasher Museum bus stop.

If you need help getting from the parking lot to the museum entrance, the Nasher has an “Art Cart” service you can use. Call (919) 684-6090 when you arrive to utilize this service.

Assisted listening devices are available on request. Just ask the front desk!

Click here to learn more about accessibility at the Nasher. If you have questions, call the information desk at (919) 684-5135.

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