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  • 'Crip*' exhibition at Krannert Art Museum centers experiences with disability, access

    Photo of Christopher Robert Jones and Liza Sylvestre sitting on a bench in an art gallery.

    Artist Christopher Robert Jones, who teaches in the School of Art and Design, and exhibition curator Liza Sylvestre, Krannert Art Museum’s curator of academic programs, sit on a bench that is part of “Crip*.” The exhibition features the work of artists with disabilities or non-normative identities. It is part of a collaborative project, “Cripping the Arts,” that includes increasing accessibility in art institutions.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Liza Sylvestre, email To contact Christopher Robert Jones, email More information about the “Crip*” exhibition and colloquium is available online. For information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at

    “Crip*” is supported by the James and Beth Armsey fund. The “Crip*” colloquium is sponsored in part by an Arts CO+RE grant through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation; Presidential Initiative in the Arts and Humanities, University of Illinois System; Broadening Inclusion grant through the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Art + Design Visitors Series committee; the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services at Illinois; DREAM@UIUC; and Krannert Art Museum.