Opening Night Celebration: The Art of Disability Justice Now 


Join the opening night of The Art of Disability Justice Now, a disability community-centered exhibition that is curated and organized by AmplifyMN: A Disability Justice Collective and University of Minnesota students. The evening's festivities feature local disability performing artists beginning at 6:30 pm. A community art project and refreshments will be available throughout the night to help celebrate the opening of The Art of Disability Justice Now. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Opening night will feature performances by:

  • Said Shaiye
  • Molly Joyce
  • Alison Bergblom Johnson
  • Houa Moua

This event will be available to attend in person or virtually.

The opening night program will be accompanied by ASL, CART, and comfortable seating. A sensory room, accessible bathrooms, and designated access liaisons will be available throughout the evening. In order to create a safe, inclusive, and scent-free environment, we ask that all attendees wear masks, if medically able, and avoid perfumed products.

To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact [email protected]

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Community-curated by AmplifyMN: A Disability Justice Collective and the students in AH 5950, Curating Disability Justice (UMN-Twin Cities).

The Art of Disability Justice Now is organized in partnership with and supported by the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, the Minnesota Historical Society, University Libraries, the Critical Disability Studies Collective, The University of Minnesota Imagine Fund, and The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts.

Funding provided by the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment, through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008, and our generous donors and members.

The exhibit will be located in the museum’s central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours through November 2, 2024.

Information about the exhibit, The Art of Disability Justice Now:
The Art of Disability Justice Now is a disability community-centered exhibition that is curated, organized, and supported by artists, activists, and community organizers to serve as a snapshot of what Disability Justice is now in the Twin Cities and why it’s important.

Inspired by the principles of the Disability Justice Movement, this exhibition deliberately centers the narratives and leadership of individuals who have historically been most marginalized within the mainstream Disability Rights Movement, including BIPOC, queer, trans, and immigrant disabled people. Here, community is foregrounded as both a noun and a verb where collective liberation is achieved by both being in community and through the ongoing process of building community via mutual support and care networks. As an unapologetic gathering together of disabled people, our family, and our allies, this exhibition makes space to imagine a radical politics of change-making through ongoing and deep dialogue about disabled life and Disability Justice in the Twin Cities. We are dreaming together “what is yet-to-be.”

Exhibiting artists: AK Garski, Alison Bergblom Johnson, Donna Ray, Drew Maude-Griffin, Emma MacLean, HML, Janice Essick, Jamie Kubat, Madison Elyse Rubenstein, Zoe Cinel, Taja Will, May Ling Kopecky, Ocean C. Poet, and Trista Marie McGovern.


  • Friday, July 19, 20246:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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