Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times Discs by Animo Ralph Bunche students Canvas by Prairie Vista M.S. student Canvases by Prairie Vista M.S. students Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times Canvas by Prairie Vista M.S. student Canvas by Prairie Vista M.S. student Discs by Animo Ralph Bunche students Shoe art by Animo Watts students Shoe art by Animo Watts students

ON EXHIBIT AT LAMOTH SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016

 

"Share Our Stories: Reflections Through Art" showcases art created in the Museum's Share Our Stories Project by students from Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School in South Los Angeles, Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy, and Prairie Vista Middle School in Hawthorne.

The Share Our Stories project connects students from under-resourced schools with Holocaust Survivors for conversation, learning, and exploration. The art exhibit is the culmination of that several month-long process, which included the following components:

• a customized tour of LAMOTH, including personal exploration maps and breakout reflection sessions

• an opportunity for students to listen to and engage with a Survivor speaker in the classroom

• a reflective art workshop in which students work with Survivors to create art responding to the Survivor's experiences

Circles of Remembrance: On display are 150 plexiglass discs created by students in the 10th grade World History class at Animo Ralph Bunche. Using the transparency of the discs, the students expressed both the Survivors' stories and the students' own experiences.

Life on Canvas: 8th grade students at Prairie Vista Middle School created 89 mixed media canvases combining text and images to express their gratitude for and connection with the Survivor speakers they met. 

Freedom Shoes: 10th grade World History students at Animo Watts turned 150 shoes into art responding to the Survivors' experiences. 

The Museum is grateful to the Max H. Gluck Foundation for its generous support of the Share Our Stories Project.

Click here to read a Los Angeles Times story about the Share Our Stories Project.