This month marks the 20th anniversary of the MDA Art Collection, and as the Collection has grown over the last two decades, great strides also have been made in MDA-funded neuromuscular disease research
"Art and science coincide,” opined poet and playwright Bertoit Brecht, “insofar as both aim to improve the lives of men and women.” In celebration of the MDA Art Collection’s 20th anniversary in July, here’s a small selection from the Collection’s more than 385 pieces, paired with research. The entire MDA Art Collection can be viewed online, as well as the complete research news archives at...
MDA Art Collection masterpieces cover land and sea
This year, the MDA Art Collection celebrates 20 years of focusing attention on the creative abilities and accomplishments of children and adults with neuromuscular diseases. During that time, MDA has organized and/or sponsored more than 40 children’s art workshops in conjunction with fine arts museums and galleries nationwide.
MDA Art Collection turns 20
The year is 1992 …
Featured in this article: Billy Gilman and Abbey Umali perform ** Special sunglasses for Augie's Quest ** ADA Act amended ** Abbey Umali serves second term as NGA ** Bill Gilman named MDA Celebrity Ambassador ** Luke Christie, former NGA, keeps busy ** MDA Art Collection exhibit ** Major League Baseball & 4♦ALS Awareness team ** Ace Young back on Idol TV.
Featured in this article: Brothers attend governor's proclamation signing ** Recognition for MDA Task Force member ** Olympic Gold Medalist drops in for dinner ** MDA and Walgreens team up to provide flu shots ** MDA wins awards for excellence in design ** Double milestone for MDA Art Collection.
Featured in this article: Mattie's park ** Jeni Stepanek earns doctorate ** MDA Advocacy team on web ** Fitness clubs in ALS fight ** Ace Young's new CD ** Chats, equipment loan closet, and MDA's Art Collection in demand.
Carl Yeager: Artist with SMA evolves from film-based photography to electronic imaging
Life was good for Carl Yeager back in the 1970s. By day, he was a master mechanic at a large Philadelphia hospital. By night and on weekends, his talented hands played a different tune … literally. As a pianist, he played professionally in bands opening for big-name rock groups like Chicago, Iron Butterfly, and Blood Sweat and Tears.