Join us Thursday October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm for the opening reception of the new RIT Museum exhibit: Lessons in Laugher, the life & times of Bernard Bragg. Aaron Kelstone, program director for NTID's Performing Arts program, will deliver the opening address.
The exhibition celebrates deaf playwright, director, and performer Bernard Bragg. Bragg has lead a fascinating life full of performance art. Some of the highlights include performances with a Russian theater group in Moscow and studying in Paris with famous mime artist Marcel Marceau. Bragg was also one of the co-founders of the National Theater of the Deaf. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
RIT Museum Studies students Jean Pietrowski and Allison Thompson curated the new exhibit with items contained in the RIT Archives. While working on the collection of Bragg's artifacts they were so enamoured by the story of his life that they wanted to share it.
The Lessons in Laugher exhibit will be on display in the RIT Museum on the 3rd floor of the Wallace Center until April 6th.