Talks

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 Culture Tour: Alma Duncan

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.

 

Captioning is available in this recording.

If you require further assistance, please email us at [email protected]

Automated captioning is available for all online programs. Please provide three weeks advance notice for requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for AGO programming. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please contact us to make a request for these accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.

SIMILAR EVENTS

Talks
Monday, November 7, 11 am
Talks
Monday, December 5, 11 am
Talks
Friday, October 28, 6 PM
Talks
Friday, October 21, 6 PM
Talks
Wednesday, October 26, 7 PM
Be the first to find out about AGO exhibitions and events, get the behind-the-scenes scoop and book tickets before it’s too late.
You can unsubscribe at any time.