“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” —Robert F. Kennedy
Join us on the Museum’s plaza for an original performance experience in celebration of the upcoming International Day of Peace. Inspired by Henry Richardson’s sculpture Reflections on Unity, this movement piece explores how we connect and reconnect with others in our effort to move toward peace.
Presented in partnership with Asheville School.
11AM Art-making: Make your own origami crane, a symbol of hope and healing, and share the peace with others.
12PM Performance: Original student poetry and collaborative movement piece directed by Kathy Leiner, with dancers from Asheville School, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater, and the New Studio of Dance.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The United Nations’ General Assembly has declared it as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace by observing 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire. Click here to read more.
Music, dance, performance art, and other live performances bring artworks in our the Museum's Collection and special exhibitions to life. Performances include discussion of the intersections between art forms.