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Changing Expectations Flash Talk 2019

Changing Expectations Conference | October 2 – 5, 2019

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Association of Midwest Museums + Michigan Museums Association


DisArt was honored with the 2019 Changing Expectations Award

“Through our annual awards program, AMM recognizes individuals, museums and companies that have had an impact on the Midwest museum community or advanced the field in some way. In the spirit of the 2019 Joint Conference theme, the AMM Awards Committee has decided to extend a special award to a Michigan-based organization that is changing expectations in their hometown particularly in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

Through collaborative projects with artists, museums, and other cultural organizations in Grand Rapids, DisArt has set the standard for inclusive practices. The Committee is impressed by DisArt’s transformative work in the city through thought-provoking exhibits and events such as Process and Presence: Fashion Show and the upcoming installation at the Tanglefoot Building during Project 1 by ArtPrize. DisArt has also had a positive impact on the local arts community by working in collaboration with museums such as Grand Rapids Public Museum, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Your work has been an inspiration to all of us at AMM!”


[image description: First photo: A group photo of 10 individuals who are recipients of AMM 2019 awards. In the front row and just right of center is DisArt board member Kate Wolters who accepted the 2019 Changing Expectations award on behalf of DisArt. Second photo: Kate Wolters is speaking into a microphone as she accepts the award. Third photo: Kate Wolters is shaking hands with a woman as she accepts the award.]