Photo: courtesy Longmore Institute
Community Event

Disability Portrait Day

Related Exhibition Creative Growth: The House That Art Built

Saturday, July 27, 2024

Noon–4 p.m.

Howard Street Corridor

Free and open to the public; museum admission is not required.

The disability community is invited to SFMOMA’s first Disability Portrait Day! Come with your friends, family, and service animals and sign up for a sitting with disabled photographer Mia Charnelle. A selfie station will also be available for additional chances to strike a pose! All participants will receive free admission to the museum and are encouraged to check out the exhibitions, especially Creative Growth: The House That Art Built, featuring the work of disabled artists. This program was organized in partnership with the Longmore Institute, the San Francisco Disability Cultural Center, and the Disability Visibility Project. In the words of artist, writer, disability rights activist, and event collaborator Alice Wong, “Disability Portrait Day celebrates our culture by documenting who we are, as we are.”

Portraits by Mia Charnelle will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prints and digital files of the portraits will be sent to sitters after the event. All participants will need to sign a release form before being photographed.

Accessibility Information

ASL interpreters will be onsite.

Masks required. You are welcome to remove your mask for your portrait or selfie, if desired. Let’s keep each other safe!

Please arrive scent-free.

The Howard Street Corridor is located outside the museum’s entrance on Howard Street, between Third and New Montgomery Streets. The corridor is flanked by the W Hotel and Fang Restaurant.

Access note: This outdoor space can get a bit windy, so plan accordingly.

For any questions or other access needs, email Emily Beitiks at beitiks@sfsu.edu.