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ACCESS IS A CIVIL RIGHT: The Photography of Tom Olin

Friday, April 10, 2015

Repeats every day until Friday, June 12, 2015 .

April 10-25: Wed-Sat: 12-8pm. April 26-Jun 12: Wed: 1-9, Th/Fr: 1-6

The Calvin College Department of Art and Art History is proud to present Access is a Civil Right, featuring the photography of activist and photojournalist Tom Olin, who has been documenting the disability civil rights movement for nearly 40 years. Held in conjunction with the city-wide DisArt Festival from April 10-25, the exhibition will feature 30 photographs that document the countless marches and demonstrations leading up to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as others in support of curb cuts, access to public transportation and independent living for people with a disability.

These exhibitions are two of several Disability Arts exhibits, organized by DisArt Festival 2015. For more Disability Art activities and events, please visit  

Additionally, over 38 venues and pop-up galleries along S. Division will be open Friday, April 10, from 6-11pm for your art-viewing pleasure, as part of the Avenue for the Art’s annual event, Art.Downtown. For a complete schedule, please visit:



This show is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.


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