The vision for this public art project is to transform our “main street” spaces into literal windows of understanding; spaces in which the community can learn about the positive strides being made by local organizations around a wide array of social justice issues that do not make daily headlines. Windows of Understanding is a creative, community-building response to the negativity and hate being perpetuated in today’s media landscape. Our belief is that through visual language, artists can communicate methods of understanding in powerful ways that cut across cultural boundaries.
Now in its fourth year, approximately 20 nonprofit organizations will be paired with an artist facilitator to create an original work of art that addresses the following issues: CLIMATE CHANGE; FOOD INSECURITY; HEALING FROM TRAUMA; PUBLIC HEALTH; and YOUTH ENGAGEMENT. The works will be on display at venues throughout New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Metuchen, NJ from January 18- February 28, 2021.
Virtual and hybrid programming such as walking tours, “Tables of Understanding” events, poetry readings, performances, educational workshops, community conversations, and film screenings complement the visuals displays throughout the run.
WALKING TOUR EXHIBIT LOCATIONS IN NEW BRUNSWICK CITY CENTER