Broad Art Museum presents: "Accessible Art"
MSU will welcome lovers of a variety of unique forms of art, as they host an interactive art exhibit at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Friday, Nov. 10.
The event will be presented by Exceptions, an MSU-based journal that features creative works by individuals in the visually impaired community, as well as the MSU Digital Humanities & Literal Cognition Lab.
The exhibition will incorporate both academics and hands-on, creative engagement.
It was made possible by Exception's partnership with the College of Arts and Letters, poetry and literary works from MSU students enrolled in English courses with MSU English Professor Natalie Phillips, will be on display at the event; as well as adaptations of these works by students enrolled in MSU Professor Alisa Henriquez's studio art course.
These selections will include original works from students, along with excerpts from novels, short stories, and poems.
Since the exhibit will be held on Veterans Day, a number of the literary works will illustrate war experiences in the form of war poems and short stories.
Exception and DHLC also aim to appeal to visibly impaired visitors and make art accessible to everyone regardless of any potential ailments.
To make this possible they have collaborated with MSU's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities. RCPD Director Michael Hudson voiced his support of the partnership in a statement.
"Michigan State University is committed to fully including people with a range of disabilities, and we are excited to see this forward student-driven momentum in accessible are," Hudson said via a press release.
The event will run all day long, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will include a morning symposium with speakers in accessible art, museum outreach, and disabilities students. The art exhibition will take place in the evening, along with remarks from Hudson.