Photo by Andria Lo


ASL Tour of Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 | 5–6:30pm

ADMISSION: Free; registration required. Preference is given to Deaf participants and their guests. For more information or to register, contact


Join us for a free, guided tour in American Sign Language (ASL) of the exhibition Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped. The tour will be led by a CJM Museum Educator, with ASL interpretation by Dan Veltri.

Image description: ASL Interpreter Joe Quinn signs in ASL to a group of three people on the tour, the museum educator stands beside him smiling expressively.

Community Partner

In an effort to promote a more welcoming museum for audiences who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (HoH), The CJM actively partners with local artists and community organizations in the Deaf community. The CJM is a proud community partner of Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival (BAIDDF), taking place Aug 7–11, 2019. BAIDDF is an annual event produced by Urban Jazz Dance company, featuring performances and workshops that highlight the important contributions that Deaf and HoH artists make to our community.

BAIDDF ticketholders receive free admission to The CJM Aug 711, 2019.


Private ASL Tours

ASL interpreters are available for private tours with two weeks notice. Please contact for more information.

ASL and Captioning for Public Programs

ASL interpretation and Real-time captioning (CART) for public programs is available upon request with two weeks advance notice. This accommodation is contingent upon the availability of interpreters and captioners. Please contact for more information.

about the exhibition

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is the first major survey of Annabeth Rosen (b. 1957 Brooklyn, NY), Robert Arneson Chair at UC Davis, and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow.

For over two decades, Rosen has interrogated the medium of ceramics in the context of contemporary art. Featuring ceramics and works on paper from over twenty years, this groundbreaking exhibition examines how Rosen’s work radically defies the limits of her primary medium, pushing it beyond spectacle and into conversations about contemporary painting, feminist theory, endurance-based performance, and conceptual art.

Sculpture composed of many colorful fragments of ceramics, bound together.

Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped (installation view), at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2017. Photo by Annabeth Rosen. Courtesy the artist.


Access Programs are made possible by major support from Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by The Morse Family Foundation.