On View: January 29 – May 16, 2021 In the midst of the Great Depression, visual artists in the United States were put to work through the relief efforts of the New Deal, not only to provide a living wage but to bolster the spirits of the general public. Many used the opportunity to portray various scenes of everyday life in the United States through images of modern and rural landscapes, leisure activities, and industrial growth, while others directed their…
Join Weisman Art Museum and Student Unions & Activities on Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Coffman Theater for a screening of Vision Portraits, a 2020 documentary about art and disability.
Vision Portraits is the personal story of filmmaker Rodney Evans (Brother To Brother, The Happy Sad) as he embarks on a scientific and artistic journey, questioning how his loss of vision might impact his creative future. Through illuminating portraits of three artists: a photographer, a dancer, and a writer, the film looks at the ways each artist was affected by the loss of their vision and the ways in which their creative process has changed or adapted.
This event is free and open to all. Registration is encouraged but not required. Register now >> z.umn.edu/VisionPortraits
The theater is wheelchair accessible. Closed captions and assistive listening headsets will be provided.