“Everyday” refers to what is routine, typical, ordinary. Yet what is ordinary to some is profoundly alienating to others. How can one describe the everyday as an all-inclusive term when every person is different? In order to achieve inclusion and maximum accessibility in all places, spaces, and things, we must render the familiar strange; reimagine what “everyday” means. Further, how can everyday be communicated within artistic spaces, museums, and cultural institutions? The Accessible Art Event aims to explore the “everyday” through the practice of art.
Continuing our work in previous years, the event is tasked with the idea of merging accessibility with art. Through both the practicalities of maximizing accessibility in the museum space and the art itself, you’ll find tactile art (yes, you can touch most of the art), braille descriptions, audio descriptions, low stimulation hours, and more. This is being done through collaborations across MSU (students of all levels as well as staff and faculty) and the community.
Together we are trying to conceptualize and reimagine what “everyday” means within art.
The Spring 2019 Accessible Art Exhibition will be the week of April 8th. On April 8th we will be having an opening night gathering from 5:00pm – 8:00pm EST. The exhibition will then be open during the normal operating hours of the MSU Broad Art Lab: Tuesday 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Wednesday 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Thursday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 4:00pm, and Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
There will also be option for sensory friendly hours on Friday, April 12th from 9:00am – 12:00pm and Friday, April 12th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
In addition to the exhibition we will also be hosting a couple events! The first event we will be hosting is Accessible Yoga, Tuesday, April 9th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (sign up process TBA). The second event we will be hosting during this week is Interactive Art (finger painting) on Wednesday, April 10th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, within the MSU Broad Art Lab, near the exhibition.
If you would like to schedule a group tour, please email Sarah Geist at email@example.com.
Please note that the times and days of these are subject to change as the plans begin to solidify. You can find the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1178106179028539/