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Deaf Culture Moments: Alma Duncan

Alma Duncan sitting, looking at the viewer intently

Alma Duncan. Self-Portrait with Blue Handkerchief, 1941. oil and egg tempera on canvas, Overall (linen size): 63.5 x 50.9 cm. Purchase, 1989. © Art Gallery of Ontario 89/3

Talks

Deaf Culture Moments: Alma Duncan

Friday, December 3, 11 am
Facebook Live

Deaf communities and cultures can be overlooked in a noisy world that privileges hearing. As part of our commitment to supporting these communities and collaborating with them, we offer unique Deaf Culture Moments.

Explore the AGO Collection with Luna Quinlan, an Art Educator from the Deaf community, who encourages discovery by creating customized deaf experiences with art. As a recent graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design University, Luna expanded her interest in planning and preparing art community events. You can see her in the AGO digital series Deaf Culture Tours on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. The series, offered in American Sign Language with English subtitles, educates viewers about our most influential artists.

This video discusses the evolution of Alma Duncan's art. As a queer female artist, Duncan paved her way into the male-dominated world. Her position as an animator and portrait painter gave her an outlet to her inner self. As we consider Duncan's career background, we see how her self-portraits subtly reflect her personal growth as a feminist.

 

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