Sunday, September 26, 2010

PAST: Special VSA Event at the Kennedy Center with Aimee Mullins "Redefining Disability: Body as Art" this THURS, Oct 28th, 7:30pm, Free with RSVP

Redefining Disability: Body as Art
Discussion with Aimee Mullins
at the Kennedy Center
Thursday, October 28th
Free, RSVP recommended

VSA - The International Organization on Arts and Disability - presents a conversation with Aimee Mullins on innovative thinking, art, and disability. The discussion will be moderated by Kristen Hileman, curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Aimee Mullins is a record-setting track star, a fashion muse, a magnetic film presence, and activist. She is also the owner of more than a dozen pairs of prosthetic legs, many of which have been exhibited in museums. By challenging the conventional ideas of disability and beauty, Mullins boldly re-imagines the body's physical and artistic potential.

Several of Mullins' prosthetic legs--including an intricately carved wooden set designed by the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen--will be on display the evening of the talk.

2700 F St, NW
Metro: Foggy Bottom and take free KC shuttle

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