In this course we will explore ideas about disability and how those ideas relates to artists’ lives and their artmaking as well as to notions about problematic terms such as “normal”, “disabled”, and “disability”. We will look at artists and artworks not only from our own time and culture, but also from other times (and sometimes cultures) in order to do three things: to understand the ways in which we are all different and differently abled—that is, to look at natural human variation; the ways in which art can help us to see and understand those ideas; and the ways in which those ideas can change how we move in, interact with, and structure our lives and worlds. Usually, we will focus in on a handful of artists. In recent years, we have studied Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh but we may look at other artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Francisco Goya, or Yinka Shonibare. There are lots of possibilities!