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Special Exhibit at California Museum to Focus on Advocacy and Art
If your summer travels take you to Sacramento, be sure to stop by and check out the California Museum special exhibit, “Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled (TBD)” that will feature original works by California artists with developmental disabilities. The exhibit is displayed at the California Museum - home of the California Hall of Fame - and is presented in partnership with the California Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN) and Choices Person Centered Services with the California Person Centered Advocacy Partnership, Claraty Arts and The Art of Autism.
The exhibit challenges assumptions about people with developmental disabilities - their lives, relationships, experiences, hopes and dreams. The exhibit - the first of its kind at the California Museum - is meant to further awareness that advocacy comes in many forms, including art, that can be at its best, as powerful as any public testimony at a budget hearing or at a protest rally for disability rights. This is about advocacy and art - centered on the person and their families and friends, including places where they live and work.
The exhibit runs from June 15 to September 17, 2017.