A Space for Dialogue 103

Cover of the A Space for Dialogue brochure 103.
September, 2021 Supplementary PDF (363.09 KB)

Images of Disability

Maeve McBride '20, Conroy Intern

Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, 2021, 4 pages

Disability is about perception as much as it is about a medical diagnosis. People with disabilities have to contend with societal assumptions that they are less than. Triumphant narratives of people "overcoming" their disabilities to accomplish ordinary tasks, such as getting a job, playing sports, or creating art, are frequently used as feel-good human-interest stories in the news. Recently, activists in the disabled community have started to challenge the beliefs that their stories, and lives, are "inspiring." Keeping in mind stereotypes about people with disabilities, this exhibition explores how people with disabilities are represented in works from the Hood Museum of Art.

Publication type: A Space for Dialogue Brochures