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Esse Quam Videri Exhibition Reception and Curator Talk


Esse Quam Videri 

National Humanities Center
7 TW Alexander Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Join us for a talk with Ann M. Fox and Linda Dougherty, curators of Esse Quam Videri

Esse Quam Videri (the North Carolina state motto, translating as “To be, rather than to seem”) is an exhibition exploring North Carolina, its history, culture, and landscape, through the lens of disability.  There are many experiences which we all share: romantic and familial love, employment, citizenship, education, and caregiving, to name a few. People with disabilities have typically been erased or considered disqualified from these experiences, yet they too participate in them.  Following the curatorial theme of the overarching EVERYDAY project, this exhibition will showcase works that tell stories unique to North Carolina, using universal experiences or ideas, but presented in audacious ways—particularly based in the audacious knowledge and creativity that disability brings to them. “To be, rather than to seem”: how can we explore through disability representation and disability aesthetics what disability history, knowledge, and culture is relative to North Carolina? This exhibition will serve as an introduction to the National Humanities Center’s fall cohort of fellows who are predominantly from outside the North Carolina and even the United States.

ASL Interpretation, CART, and any other accommodation requests will be honored to the best of VAE's abilities. Contact Kyle Hazard to request accommodations to make your visit successful: / 919.828.7834

The National Humanities Center is located at 7 TW Alexander Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Humanities Center is a two-story building with two independent elevators to move between each floor. 



Earlier Event: September 13
Later Event: September 20
Textile + Fibers Artist Group