Artists with Loads of Talent – and a Disability

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The Creative Growth art center was founded 50 years ago in Oakland, Calif., to provide the space and materials artists with disabilities need for their work.

This wonderful PBS NewsHour video tells the story of how their paintings, sculptures, and video installations went on display at the prestigious San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or SF MOMA for short.

As for why their art is being exhibited, it’s all about the high quality of the work. In fact, SF MOMA has purchased more than 100 works of art from Creative Growth, reports the NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown.

“Is this a disabled artists’ exhibition, or is this an exhibition by artists with disabilities? We tend to lead with the art,” said Tom Di Maria, executive director of Creative Growth.

“The art is on the wall,” he said, because the artists “have something to say.”

The SF MOMA exhibit runs through Oct. 6.

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