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46th Annual Cleveland Symposium

“Bodily Realities: Engaging the Discourse of Dis/Ability”

MANDEM​ is participating in the “Artists and Organizers Roundtable” (2pm-3pm EST) as part of the 46th Annual Cleveland Symposium​, Bodily Realities: Engaging the Discourse of Dis/Ability on Friday, October 30, 2020. Please consider joining us for this virtual symposium (Zoom Webinar). More information (and registration link) below:

The Department of Art History and Art at Case Western Reserve University​ invites you to the 46th annual Cleveland Symposium, one of the longest-running art history graduate symposia in the United States. This year’s symposium, Bodily Realities: Engaging the Discourse of Dis/Ability, seeks to generate a dialogue about the relationship between ability and disability in the visual arts and art museums in an effort to understand the role of bodily differences in artistic practice, representation, and viewership. This symposium will address the ways in which the visual arts and artists either confirm or challenge the perceived dichotomy of the normative and non-normative physical body.

This year’s symposium will be presented virtually via Zoom Webinar on October 30, 2020. The link to register is below. After registering, you will receive a separate link to the webinar. Feel free to reach out to Katie DiDomenico and Mackenzie Clark at with any questions.

Please note: Professional live captioning and student ASL interpreters will be provided for the duration of the event.

• Click here to view and download the digital program, including the schedule and information about our participants:


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