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Neurodiverse Nights in The Dirty South

Temporary Exhibition Gallery
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Experience The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse in a new way during our Neurodiverse Nights.

The Dirty South has several loud videos and sound components that may trigger guests who have sensory sensitivities. To create a more welcoming experience, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, artworks with heightened sensory components will be altered slightly to lower their volume and make them more accessible for our neurodiverse guests.

We’ll have our new Sensory Friendly Bags available for check-out, containing fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, copies of the Sensory Friendly Map and Social Narrative, and a Communication Aid and writing materials for those who would like an alternate way to communicate with our staff. Also, our low sensory space near the Great Hall will be open for guests to use throughout Neurodiverse Nights.

A man and two youths standing in front of the entrance to The Dirty South

For more information on resources available to our neurodiverse guests, please check out this guide on our blog, or contact to inquire about accommodations during your visit.

Exhibition Tickets are $12 for adults (free for members, SNAP participants, veterans, and youth 18 and under).  Reserve exhibition tickets online or with Guest Services in-person or at (479) 657-2335.

Learn more about The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, open now through July 25, 2022.

The Dirty South is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Valerie Cassel Oliver, VMFA’s Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

The Dirty South is sponsored at Crystal Bridges by Harrison and Rhonda French Family | Ramsay, Jaquita, and Sarah Ball | Catherine and Stephan Roche | Esther Silver-Parker | Deborah Wright.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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