ASL Tour: Twentieth-Century Abstraction

June 30, 2022
6 pm

Join graphic artist, photographer, and cartoonist Mark Edghill for an interactive American Sign Language tour in the permanent collection, exploring twentieth-century abstraction in a range of mediums.

Free and open to the public.

Please arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start of the tour. Our tours can accommodate groups of twenty, but we encourage you to check in at the Welcome Desk to secure your place.

This program is offered in collaboration with DEAF Inc. to celebrate Deaf culture and to promote accessibility to the arts. Learn more about their resources and advocacy here >>

Image credit

Kenzo Okada (American, 1902–1982), Surge, 1958. Oil on canvas, 72 3/4 x 64". Gift of Joseph Pulitzer Jr., 1963.

About the speaker

Mark Edghill is a retired graphic artist, photographer, and cartoonist who worked for thirty-six years at Emerson Electric and AT&T Yellow Pages. He is active in various Deaf community services, including Florissant Valley Theatre of the Deaf, St. Louis Community College’s Silent Weekend, and Southwest Illinois College Sound of Silence annual weekend retreats. Edghill also serves on various Deaf social and sports committees and has mentored college students learning sign language and encouraged them to become professional sign language interpreters for Missouri and Illinois.