Posts Tagged: Riva Lehrer

Notable Chicago: 3/24–3/30

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Friday 3/24: The Conversation series at Women & Children First continues with this week’s theme, On Being American: Identity & Belonging Under a Hostile Regime. This edition will feature Boris Fishman, Cristina Henriquez, Erika L. Sanchez, the artist Riva Lehrer, and Zoe Zolbrod. 7:30 p.m., free (donations to local nonprofits encouraged). Sunday 3/26: Join The […]

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Pain Is Not the Only Truth

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Medical museums tend to be short on art and long on the preserved remains of bodies with diseases or deformities. Riva Lehrer, an artist with spina bifida, wants to change that. As she explained in a recent talk titled “Jarred: Self Portrait in Formaldehyde,” her work highlights the humanity and beauty of people with disabled […]

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