From the Field

Art Ability at the Delaware Art Museum

February 28, 2013

The art-making process has the ability to heal, encourage self-expression, and can be an important aspect of therapy for many individuals. At the Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA, the international juried exhibition and sale, Art Ability, showcases art created by people with a wide variety of disabilities. As part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, the Delaware Art Museum is pleased to host a selection of 50 works in a variety of media, styles, and subjects by accomplished and emerging artists who have participated in Bryn Mawr Rehab’s Art Ability program. The Museum's exhibition, Creative Powers: Selections from Art Ability, is guest curated by Susanna Saunders, Curator and Collections Manager at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital and will be on view March 9 - May 26, 2013.

“Art Ability is about increasing awareness of what disabled people can accomplish by reaching beyond their limitations to find fulfillment through the creative process,” explains Saunders. “Being recognized for their talent, determination, and ability is extremely important.”

The Delaware Art Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series encourages community involvement in the creation of exhibitions that will be hosted by the Museum. The Delaware Art Museum accepts proposals for Outlooks exhibitions from organizations, community groups, and residents of our surrounding area, contributing to the Museum’s mission of providing an inclusive and essential community resource.



Ken Smith
Wild Rose
Photograph, 28 x 28 inches
Courtesy of Art Ability Satellite/Sales Program