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Toulouse-Lautrec Lecture Now Online

Posted February 26th, 2011 by Anthony

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Rouse
Last October I gave a talk on how disability culture and identity impacted Henri Toulouse-Lautrec at the de Young Museum. It was for the Disability Open House. We chose Toulouse-Lautrec because the museum was exhibiting “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay.”
Anthony Tusler’s lecture on Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

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Armless Barbie

Posted October 18th, 2010 by Anthony

In today’s entries to the Disability in the Humanities listserv, DS-HUM, there was a discussion of a new album cover of Nikki Minaj. I couldn’t resist opining: It looks like the Pink Friday album cover is a continuation of Nikki Minaj’s redefinition and playing with the images of women rappers. From a quick reading of […]

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de Young Disability Open House Art Slam

Posted September 9th, 2010 by Anthony

At the disability open house there is an electronic exhibition of art by disabled people. It’s the Art Slam. Below are the people in this year’s slam. Art Reach, Abbdelatif, Donna Amer, Jeanine Broadhurst, Michael Carr, Judith Clark, Kelly Crowell, Eric Daly, Adam Garcia, Ceci Garcia, Rob, Greene, Eric Hales, Robbie Hartzer, Shain Jackson, Christie […]

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Disability Open House—de Young

Posted September 9th, 2010 by Anthony

The disability open house at the de Young is coming up soon, October 2. I’ll be giving a presentation on Toulouse Lautrec at 10:00. I’m looking forward to Ann Stocking’s one person show at noon. I haven’t seen her before but she ‘s coming up from LA and comes highly recommended. See y’all there.

Here’s the schedule:

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VSA Postcard Project

Posted February 9th, 2010 by Anthony

I managed to make the deadline for the VSA Arts Postcard Project. The theme was to create a postcard with the artist’s definition of disability.


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Dorthea Lange

Posted November 12th, 2009 by Anthony

“In 1957 when her students at California Institute of Art asked [Dorthea] Lange for a picture to fit the title, “Where I Live,” she submitted one of of her twisted right foot.” San Francisco Chronicle, 11-8-09 in a review of Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon. More and more these days it’s […]

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Talkies leave deaf behind, 1934

Posted February 23rd, 2009 by Anthony

Every Sunday the San Francisco Chronicle has a feature, Wayback Machine, that runs stories from its past. In an article dated February 25, 1934 there is an announcement of a silent movie, “Eskimo,” showing in town. The Chronicle would be hosting 100 deaf persons. During the previous decades movies were silent and had superimposed titles—open […]

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Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n' roll

Posted February 16th, 2009 by Anthony

Here’s some good news from the UK disability arts newsletter, ETC. (To subscribe, To my mind Ian Dury’s “Spasticus Autisticus” should be the disability community’s rockin’ anthem. If this movie is successful it should help bring the disabled Dury back into public consciousness. Here’s the news: Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll 104 […]

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Statues…That Reminds Me

Posted October 19th, 2008 by Anthony

From what I can tell from this side of the pond, there was a huge hue and cry when it was announced in 2005 that a sculpture of a naked, pregnant, disabled woman would be on display in Trafalgar Square for 18 months. I can’t imagine a statue like this in a public space in […]

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Berkeley Big People's Wheelchair User

Posted October 19th, 2008 by Anthony

Last saturday, October 18, the People’s Republic of Berkeley, birthplace of the independent living movement, unveiled a massive, social realist statue honoring the town’s political activism. It’s depicts people engaged in some of the town’s different protests. For once a righteous, angry, political, powerful wheelchair user is depicted in public art. As soon as I […]

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