OPENING SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

 

This exhibit showcases art created in the Museum's Share Our Stories Project by students from Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School, Animo Watts College Preparatory Academy, Prairie Vista Middle School, Math and Science College Preparatory and Fullerton Union High School.

The Share Our Stories project connects students from under-resourced schools with Holocaust Survivors for conversation, learning, and exploration. After visiting the Museum and touring the galleries, the students welcomed ten different Survivors to their classrooms for conversation and questions related to this important history. Following these visits, students worked with Museum staff to create various art projects in reflection of their experiences at the Museum.

This year’s temporary exhibit features a broad array of artistic expressions: vintage, decoupaged suitcases filled with personal artifacts from each student; Survivor portraits painted in watercolor; and framed collages. Students and Survivors will be present at the opening event to share their collaborative work.

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.