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Perception & Ability curated by Gabrielle Buzgo

Perception & Ability

Artist: Gabrielle Buzgo
Year: 2013

Perception & Ability is an exhibition at Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library that addresses the way imposed labels can limit our perceptions of an individual's abilities. While labels, such as disabled or handicapped, are used to categorize individuals within society, they show little regard to how individuals define themselves, or how they defy such labeling. Perception & Ability will also highlight the unique design of the house in response to the physical needs of its one-time owner, Ambassador John Work Garrett (1872-1942). With the assistance from an intern from the Baltimore Lab School, a college preparatory school for students with moderate to severe learning disabilities, Perception & Ability will increase awareness and discussion about the accessibility of the arts.

Partner: Evergreen Museum and Library