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Composer and performer Molly Joyce explores disability as a creative force through her music, which she performs primarily on a vintage, electric toy organ. Joyce’s current project, Perspective, is influenced by her own relationship to disability identity. Through Perspective, which invites disabled participants worldwide to respond to what access, care, interdependence, and more mean to them, Joyce employs accommodations and disability aesthetics as a tool to create music that magnifies the voices of disabled participants in an experimental, accessible format.  Joyce released her first full-length album, Breaking and Entering, in June of this year. The album features a combination of vocals, toy organ, and electronic instrumentation to explore the “breaking and entering” of a new body, new disability, and new identity. Joyce was a 2019 Halcyon Arts Fellow and has presented creative projects at TEDxMidAtlantic, Americans for the Arts, National Gallery of Art, and more.

Joyce joins Hirshhorn assistant curator Sandy Guttman for a discussion on her approach to disability as a creative source and the important issues she tackles through her process. 

11:50 am | Zoom broadcast opens
Noon–1 pm | Molly Joyce in conversation with Sandy Guttman

CART (real-time captioning) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this program. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email

This event is also part of #HirshhornInsideOut, the Museum’s initiative to bring art into your home.

This program will be recorded and made available following the event. You will find it on this page and on our YouTube channel.