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Accessible Expressions Ohio

March 29–May 12, 2024

Vance Waddell and Mayerson Galleries (Galleries 124 and 125)
Free Admission

 

The Cincinnati Art Museum is excited to host the annual Accessible Expressions Ohio exhibition (March 29–May 12, 2024). This opportunity comes to us as part of our long-term partnership with Art Possible Ohio, a Columbus-based nonprofit that “works with artists of all ages who have disabilities to advocate for accessibility and inclusivity, advance careers in the creative sector, build community, and improve the academic achievement of Ohio’s students through arts integration.”

One of the most accessible and diverse art presentations ever displayed at the museum, Accessible Expressions Ohio is a juried statewide art exhibition by Ohio artists, of all ages, with disabilities. A panel of practicing artists, educators, and arts administrators—who determine standards, originality, and diversity—review all submissions in Youth, Emerging, and Professional categories. This team also decides the artworks that will receive awards.

Accessible Expressions Ohio is a first for the museum. While we have previously worked with community partners to host exhibitions showcasing regional artists, this is the first time the museum has displayed an entire show of works by people with disabilities. A significant step toward the museum’s inclusion and diversity goals, Accessible Expressions Ohio builds on the museum’s standing as a leader in accessibility initiatives by sharing artwork from the disability community. It also reinforces not only the work of the museum’s Accessible Community Advisory Committee but also the work of our internal cross-divisional accessibility team. It has been their long-standing goal and dream to host an exhibition of works by people with disabilities at the museum, and we are so pleased to work with Art Possible Ohio to make that dream a reality.

After premiering at the museum, the exhibition will travel throughout Ohio with stops at the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio (June 22–August 18, 2024), Dublin Arts Council (November 9-December 19, 2024) and several other venues.

For more information, please visit https://artpossibleohio.org/aeo/

Accessible Expressions Ohio Opening Reception and Award Ceremony

Saturday, March 30, 2024, 1–3 p.m.

 

CAM Kids Day

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 11 a.m.—3 p.m.

 

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council.

 

Generously supported by:

Dublin Arts Council

 

 

Arts Midwest

 

National Endowment for the Arts

 

Blick Art Materials

 

The Columbus Foundation