OUT FROM UNDER: Disability, History & Things to Remember

Until July 13, 2008
Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember explores the history of disabled people in Canada. A display of thirteen diverse objects reveals a rich and nuanced story that pays tribute to the resilience, creativity, and the civic and cultural contributions of Canadians with disabilities.

The first of its kind in Canada, this remarkable exhibition was produced in collaboration with students, scholars and alumni from Ryerson University. The origin of Out from Under was a special topic seminar designed to uncover the hidden history of disability in Canada. Students were invited to identify an object representing a particular era or moment in Canadian disability history and explore its significance. The result is a powerful portrait of a community that is vital, dynamic and proud. Out from Under is fully accessible.

The Royal Ontario Museum is pleased to present a ground-breaking exhibition:

OUT FROM UNDER: Disability, History & Things to Remember

This exhibition was produced by students , collaborators , and faculty at Ryerson University ‘s School of Disability Studies .

April 17 to July 13, 2008

Royal Ontario Museum | 100 Queen’s Park

Enter via the Bloor Street West Entrance of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

Out from Under: Disability, History and Things to Remember chronicles the struggles, alliances and setbacks faced by disabled people in Canadian history and illuminates the proud history of resistance and survival.

Curatorial Team: Kathryn Church, Catherine Frazee, Melanie Panitch

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