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Celenrating our shared humanity. Prisma and Positive Exposure with an assortment of portraits.

What’s your thing? Celebrating Our Shared Humanity features a series of photographs highlighting local children and adults living with autism, shedding a positive light on these individuals and the unique passions they have. This exhibit is a collaboration with Precision Medicine in Autism (PRISMA) and includes participants from Rhode Island and Edmonton, Canada. This exhibit is on display from  April 5th to April 30th in the museum’s rotating gallery and was created in partnership with Positive Exposure, a global initiative by photographer Rick Guidotti, known for celebrating human diversity.

When: April 5, 2024- April 30, 2024

Where: The Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket)

New Exhibit, What’s your thing?, Opening at Museum of Work and Culture

New Art Exhibit Showcases Positive Representations of Individuals Living with Autism

(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work and Culture, a division of the Rhode Island Historical Society, is excited to announce a new exhibit opening in its rotating gallery on Friday, April 5th.

Positive Exposure is a global initiative founded by photographer Rick Guidotti, who seeks to turn his lens from the more traditional ideas of beauty, to the beauty and richness of human diversity. Rick has spent more than twenty-five years collaborating with advocacy organizations to effect change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral or intellectual differences by replacing dehumanizing representations with positive images.

What’s your thing? is presented in collaboration with Precision Medicine in Autism (PRISMA) and features participants from Rhode Island and Edmonton, Canada. PRISMA is a multidisciplinary effort based at the University of Alberta that seeks to understand the unique and diverse worlds of people on the autism spectrum and support their health through genomics across research, clinical care, education, and community engagement.

A family/friends reception is planned at the exhibit for

Saturday, April 20th from 2-4pm.  

Please RSVP with names of people planning to attend. 

Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
second floor

Image Description: Postcard: Assorted portraits against a black background.

Throughout our work we honor and celebrate each person’s uniqueness as we learn about their specific interests and passions, their “things”, which has now become the basis of our campaign #whatsyourthing. We all have our “things”; we invite you to reflect on your own interests and passions, focusing on how the universality of the emotions that come up brings us all together beyond the constraints of any diagnoses.







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