Expanding the Canvas of Disability in brush font with watercolor shapes

Expanding the Canvas of Disability

Showcasing the work of KU and community scholars who are centering disability within multiple disciplines.

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In conjunction with the 2022-23 KU Common Book, Disability Visibility, by Alice Wong, the University of Kansas Libraries are honored to showcase the work of KU and community scholars who are centering disability within multiple disciplines. Their research and creative work serve as a foundation for expanded learning, access, and inclusion for current and lifelong learners.  

Exhibit Contents

Online Exhibition

Learning Module (designed for undergraduate engagement)

 

Opening Reception

"Out of the Margins: Storytelling as a Pathway to Disability Visibility" by Reyma McCoy Hyten

Exhibition Content Providers

Cornelius U-Jean Baker, Jill Becker, Julie Clover, John Colombo, Elizabeth Kozleski, James Moreno, Ray Mizumura-Pence, William Proffitt, Kassidee Quantara, Mark Reaney, Ben Rosenthal, Sherrie Tucker, and Megan Williams

Graphics

Nikki Pirch, Art Director, KU Libraries

IT Support

John Rinnert, Pam Wagner, Jonathan Henry, and George Thomas

Operations Support

Jeromy Horkman

Curation, Coordination, Preparation, & Installation

  • Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Faculty & Community Engagement Librarian & Haricombe Gallery Coordinator
  • Samantha Bishop Simmons, Humanities Librarian & Haricombe Gallery Assistant Coordinator

Special Thanks

To the KU Common Book Program, author and activist, Alice Wong, disability scholar, Ray Mizumura-Pence, and the entire KU community for helping center disability in our lives and world

The Haricombe Gallery promotes the creative scholarship of our campus community, highlights the strength of the libraries' collections, and works in partnership with cultural venues internal and external to KU.