USArtists “Extraordinary Art:
Beyond the Museum II”
The Survivors Art Foundation participated in the
October USArtists exhibition, “Extraordinary At: Beyond the Museum II.”
This exhibition was part of the USArtists Special Needs program.
USArtists: “The Special Needs program was
founded in 1992 as an integral part of USArtists. The intent of its founder, Jane
Fortune, was to make museum quality art accessible to people with disabilities. Since
1992, the Special Needs program has offered interactive artmaking workshops as well
as docent led tours of USArtists to individuals with disabilities and special needs.
“In 1998, the Program significantly expanded its mission and activities to include
a national juried exhibition and a discussion program focusing on the relationship
between creativity and living with a disability. USArtists has also provided tickets
to various organizations serving people with disabilities in order to increase the
level of accessibility of USArtists.
“We welcome you to the second annual juried exhibition, “Extraordinary
At: Beyond the Museum II.” This year’s show features the outstanding work of
over 70 artists nationwide who live with a range of disabilities, and a special installation
by noted Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zaga. We are grateful to Jane Fortune, and to
the organizations and individuals who have helped us make this unique and valuable
The exhibition featured ten hand-painted silk panels
from the Survivors Art Foundation Kosovo Refugees Outreach Project, and took place
October 22-24, 1999, at the 33rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, PA. View the panels closeup online,
or click below to view excerpts from the USArtists show.
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