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Sandy Spring Museum

Virtual Panel Discussion:
Making Art Accessible
April 4 at 2:00 pm

How do we make art accessible? Artist Alyscia Cunningham confronts this question in her innovative exhibition, I Am More Than My Hair.

Join her in a virtual walkthrough of this exhibit followed by a panel discussion with art and accessibility experts who are working to change the ways we experience art. The panelists will discuss the importance of accessibility and ways to make exhibitions accessible through the use of Braille, ASL, closed captioning, audio descriptions, 3-D printing, and more.


·         Alyscia Cunningham, author, filmmaker, and photographer

·         Becky Emmert, Head of Accessibility at the Portland Art Museum

·         Brandy “Unique the Deaf Dancer” Mimms, deaf choreographer and dancer

·         Cheryl Green, digital artist, captioner, and audio describer

·         Julie Hein, audio describer, educator, biologist, interpretive development

·         Marguerite Woods, sculptor and President of At-Large Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland

Closing Statement:

·         Jeanetta Price, Founder of Blind Girl Magic LLC



Wheaton Arts Parade: Yarn Bomb
April 17 at 3:00 pm

Sit at one of our socially distanced picnic tables and the Wheaton Arts Parade teachers will show you how to crochet yarn into colorful swatches with creative designs.  These yarn swatches will be linked together and hung on light posts along the parade route for the Wheaton Arts Parade in September! 

If you’re totally enamored with your creation, of course, you can take it home!

Beginners are welcome to join in the fun – no experience necessary and it’s open to all ages.  Masks are required.



The Artist Vibe
April 30 at 7:30 pm

Enjoy live music and shop directly from local artisans online with The Artist Vibe! This monthly virtual event, hosted by Tinesi Minikon, will feature one local performing artist and one local visual artist/artisan.

Featured Artist
​Johanna Kalin, Metal Jewelry Artisan

Featured Performer
​Jean-Francois Varre, Vocalist and Guitarist



I Am More Than My Hair
Documentary Screening and Artist Talk
May 2 at 2:00 pm

A screening of artist Alyscia Cunningham’s 30-minute film I Am More Than My Hair, telling the stories of women who have lost their hair and exploring the meaning of beauty.

Ms. Cunningham seeks to educate the viewer and bring awareness to alopecia (the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows). The screening will be followed by a talk by Cunningham and Q&A.

Watch this video to learn more about the film.




Anthony Gaskins, The Hat Man
On exhibit March 19 – May 28

I Am More Than My Hair
March 19 - September 5

Path Of Pyramids
Outdoor Sculpture Walk
On exhibit March 20 – May 23


The National Alliance for Caregiving Signs On to Paid Leave for All, Urging Congress to Protect Family Caregivers



The National Alliance for Caregiving Signs On to Paid Leave for All,

Urging Congress to Protect Family Caregivers


The National Alliance for Caregiving, based in Washington, D.C., joined Paid Leave for All and 400+ organizations calling on Congress to pass paid leave and Build Back Better. See our full-page ad in the Washington Post below and take action at


Check out this ad in the Washington Post: over 400 organizations call on our leaders to ensure that paid leave is included in the recovery plan to build back better, save jobs, and help families.


Paid leave is critical for caregivers, and families shouldn't have to choose between jobs and their family’s well-being. We need paid leave now and we need it permanently.


Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtags #PaidLeaveForAll and #CareCantWait.


Take action by clicking the link below!