“Revealing Culture” Exhibition Opens at Smithsonian’s Ripley Center

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WASHINGTON, DC.- “Revealing Culture,” an exhibition highlighting the works of contemporary artists with disabilities, opens at the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center on June 8, and runs through Aug. 29. The multisensory exhibition features more than 130 works of art in a broad range of media― installations, video, performance, painting, sculpture and printmaking―from emerging and eminent artists with disabilities in the United States and abroad. The exhibition was designed by Michael Graves & Associates/Michael Graves Design Group. This juried international exhibition is part of the 2010 International VSA Festival, an unprecedented event featuring 600 artists, performers and educators from all over the world, occurring June 6–12 in Washington, D.C. The exhibition considers the influence of disability within both the lives and works of these artists. “Revealing Culture” features inn