Today on International Sign Languages Day, join art historian and Met educator Emmanuel von Schack to explore Marsden Hartley’s 1914 painting “Portrait of a German Officer” in the The Met’s modern and contemporary art galleries, presented in American Sign Language.
Watch Episode 8, in which Linbania Jacobson tells the story of how her husband's dementia diagnosis led them to a program at The Met, which affirmed his humanity and gave meaning and joy to her role as a caregiver. Linbania, now a Volunteer with Met Access Programs, says, “I have found my new life.”
Watch Episode 6, in which Daniel Bergmann, an Undergraduate Degree Candidate at Harvard University with autism, tells the story of how childhood visits to The Met’s koi pond led to the most important breakthrough in his life. It was only when he learned to spell at age twelve, that he could tell his parents, Meredith and Michael Bergmann, about his discovery.
Kids and families in the Discoveries program are celebrating thirty years of making art at The Met, and the halls are packed with young artists. Meet Ian, Graham, and Russell, with special guest reporter Sandra Jackson-Dumont!
Marina George, MuSe Intern for Access and School Programs, invites visitors with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends, to attend Discoveries.