ASL Tour: Adam Pendleton: To Divide By

October 21, 2023
2 pm

Join Deaf artist and community advocate Devon Whitmore for an American Sign Language (ASL) tour of the special exhibition Adam Pendleton: To Divide By. The interactive tour will focus on select works of art and will encourage a conversation among participants.

The tour is designed for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing attendees and will be provided in ASL. There will be voice interpreters for those who don’t know sign language.

The free, hour-long tour is limited to 15 visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here >>

Free parking is available. Plan your visit >>

If you require any accommodations to participate in this program, please contact

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 >>


This event is made possible with support from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, DEAF Inc., the Missouri Arts Council, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.

About the speaker

Originating from Detroit, Devon Whitmore was exposed to the Center of Creative Studies and the connecting Detroit Institute of Art from an early age. Though unable to hear while wandering through the museum, he sensed Detroit’s cacophony of sounds and imagined music in Diego Rivera’s all-encompassing Detroit Industry fresco murals. Engrossed in all forms of art, producing his own sketches, designs, paintings, and sculptures, Devon ended up realizing photography was his forte—the field of work that would become his career. He earned his BA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. Devon’s photos have appeared in; Chicago, Newcity, Deaf Life, KISSFIST, and Chicago Tribune magazines; Chicago: Heart & Soul of America (Towery); and various other publications. His works have been exhibited at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf, School of Visual Communications Careers Student Honors Show; Columbia College Chicago, Student Honors Show; Oo-La-la Lounge solo exhibit; Gallery 312 group exhibit; and Deaf Way Illinois II Deaf Artists Exhibit. His most recent involvement in the arts was being a juror for National Technical Institute of the Deaf, Dyer Arts Center’s Color to the Cube exhibit.

Image credit

Adam Pendleton (American, b. 1984), still from Ruby Nell Sales, 2020–22. Video (color, sound), 61 min., 13 sec. © Adam Pendleton, courtesy of the artist.