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This Sunday: Art Signs Gallery Talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 21, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

Join us this Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. for Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art Signs guides Erikson Young and Emily Blachly will lead discussion on four artworks from our collection.  From a founding father to Lady Liberty to mythological & allegorical figures representing health and grief – investigate some sculptural treasures in our galleries.  Enjoy conversation with art-y folks, and leave having learned something new!

Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m.
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC
Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18, 5:30 p.m.

 

Art Signs this weekend: Gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

March 27, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL.  Art Signs guides Erikson Young and Elizabeth Henry will discuss paintings by Lily Furedi and Edward Hopper from our permanent collection installation, Experience America.

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2015/experience_america

When:                  Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m
Where: 
               Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Internet slang meets American Sign Language

February 26, 2015 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Interpreting & Transliterating

 

Hopes&Fears

How do you sign “new” words? The Deaf community works as a network, collectively brainstorming new sign language terms over the web, until dominant signs emerge.

As language evolves, the powers that regulate language tend to shift. Just look at the Oxford English Dictionary, who added terms like “duck face,” “lolcat,” and “hawt” to their prestigious lexicon this past December. For the English-speaking world, these additions are anywhere from ridiculous to annoying but at the end of the day, the terms are accepted and agreed upon.

But how do these new, internet-laden turns of phrase enter the sign language community? Was there a way of expressing “selfie” in ASL, was there a sign for “photobomb?” Our simplistic question turned into a larger conversation about the nature of communication.

See interactive page & read more . . . Internet slang
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Gallery talk in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

August 8, 2014 in Community Events

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
on Thursday August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL!

Art Signs gallery guide Emily Blachly will discuss two cool summer paintings:
In the Summerhouse, by George Tooker and Ach Rèalt na Glanmhaigdine ina ga ar an Uise, by Ann McCoy

When:                  Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs: Gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

July 7, 2014 in Community Events

 

 

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday July 10 at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL.  Art Signs guides Tracey Salaway, Elizabeth Henry, and Felece Steele will discuss works in the exhibition “Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget” and “American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection.”

When:                  Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs gallery talk in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum

April 8, 2014 in Community Events

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL with Art Signs guides Emily Blachly and Felece Steele.  They will be discussing artworks in the exhibition Modern American Realism:  The Sara Roby Foundation Collection.

Learn more about the exhibition here:

http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2014/roby/

When:                  Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Hope to see you there!

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Deaf Dogs Learn to Connect Through Sign Language

March 26, 2014 in Community News

By Sara Kirkley, Nebraska TV Weekend Anchor, 3/24/2014

A shelter in Nebraska is using sign language to communicate with two deaf dogs.Neb_deaf_dogs

It’s a rare problem for one central Nebraska shelter now trying to communicate with two deaf dogs.

For one of these pit bull mixes, that means learning sign language.

One sign at a time 4-year-old Rosie is beginning to connect.

“It’s the only way to communicate with her,” said Tracie Pfeifle, a volunteer at the Central Nebraska Humane Society.

Pfeifle decided to try signs when she found out her neighbor was teaching sign language to her deaf dog.

Read More & Watch captioned video

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum — Sunday

February 19, 2014 in Community Events

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum – Sunday, February 23 at 1 pm.

These gallery talks are in sign language.

Art Signs guides Erikson Young and Lenore Swartzwelder will lead discussions about a contemporary sculptural Soundsuit by artist Nick Cave and a painting in the Luce Center by Xavier Barile, 42nd St. Nocturne(1953)

When:                  Sunday, February 23 at 1pm

Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th & G Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

February 7, 2014 in Community Events

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, February 13 at 5:30pm will be the date of the next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Art Signs guides Tracey Salaway and Felece Steele will lead a discussion about artworks in the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.

Learn more about the exhibition here: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2013/our_america/

When:                  Thursday, February 13 at 5:30pm

Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
                              8th & G Street, NW
                              Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: This Thursday

July 11, 2013 in Community News

Art Signs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum – TOMORROW

Join us at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday, July 11th at 5:30 p.m. for our next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL!

Art Signs Gallery Guide Erikson Young will discuss two large outdoor sculptures that adorn the perimeter of our museum.

On the south side of the museum, Modern Head by Roy Lichtenstein stands thirty-one feet tall and is made of stainless steel painted blue. The sculpture is part of a series Lichtenstein began in the late 1960s that explored the idea of creating images of human figures that look like machines.  In 1996, Modern Head was installed one block from the World Trade Center in New York City. The sculpture survived the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with only surface scratches and was temporarily used by the FBI as a message board during its investigations.

Luis Jiménez’s fiberglass sculpture Vaquero greets visitors at the museum’s north entrance.  Jiménez intended his sculpture to be an unconventional take on the traditional equestrian monument.  Washington is full of monuments depicting men on horses, commemorating military generals, leaders and heroes.  Since ancient times, horses in equestrian monuments have usually been shown walking, standing, or rearing onto their hind legs. But the Vaquero’s horse literally “bucks” tradition with its two front feet planted on the base and his hind legs in the air.

When:  Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Metro: Gallery Place

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Check out Arts Signs online:  http://americanart.si.edu/education/asl/


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Art Signs Gallery Talk – April 11

April 8, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will have its next session of Art Signs gallery talks in ASL on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm

Art Signs guide Tracey Salaway will discuss work and ideas of the Korean-born artist Nam June Paik, an artist who was a major influence on late twentieth-century art and who continues to inspire a new generation of artists.  Sometimes called “the father of video art,” Paik created vibrant installations using televisions, video footage and manipulated moving images that both challenge and amuse viewers.

Learn more about the exhibition here:  http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/paik

When:                  Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm
Where:                 Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Meet at the F Street Information Desk
Metro: Gallery Place
Carol Wilson
Assistant Chair of Education, In-Gallery Programs
Smithsonian American Art Museum
202.633.8544


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.