Opening Reception of ‘Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today’

Date / Time

September 14, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gallery 400


Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today explores how Chicago artists and designers with disabilities were integral to the development of a local and national disability rights movement, creating radical change for more than one-fifth of the U.S. population, as well as for all of American society, and influencing lasting transformation in the visual art and design fields.
At 6:30 p.m., movement artist Barak adé Soleil performs from here to there, a live art installation presented as part of the opening and closing of the exhibition at Gallery 400. Archive, from Barak’s lived experience, will also be on display as a performative installation throughout the run of the exhibition, including a film of the opening performance. More
This event is free and open to all.
We will provide ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. For the most current accessibility information, please contact Gallery 400 at 312.996.611,, or check our Facebook page for updates.
Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today is presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
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