The Dyer Arts Center will be opening an exhibit titled, “The First 200 Years: Celebration of ASL” on Friday, November 4, 2016. The exhibit will showcase art that feature or celebrate American Sign Language. American Sign Language began 200 years ago at America’s first deaf school–American School for the Deaf in Connecticut. It is now widely used by the Deaf community in the United States, and in other parts of the world. Selections of artworks include specific signs used in American Sign Language, individuals who have contributed to American Sign Language, and tributes to the beauty of the language. The exhibit will run from November 4, 2016 through January 21, 2017.
In conjunction with the exhibit, RIT American Sign Language & Deaf Studies Community Center (RADSCC) will host NTID’s 5th Deaf-Mute Banquet on Friday, November 4th at 5pm. The banquet will commemorate the first 200 years of American Sign Language and Abbe de L’Epee’s 304th birthday. Buy your tickets here: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/radscc/banquet
This exhibit and event is a great way to enrich your knowledge and appreciation of Deaf culture and American Sign Language.