Embracing our Differences is a juried art exhibit that takes place annually, and is sponsored by the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity, and Human Understanding.
“Diversity is the art of thinking independently together” – Malcolm Forbes
CHDHU proudly presents Embracing Our Differences, an outdoor art exhibition and related programs intended to demonstrate that diversity enriches our lives; that respect for differences in our thoughts and beliefs elevates the human experience; that the active rejection of prejudice and hatred enhances our own freedom; and that the suffering caused when people are not treated with dignity and respect is unacceptable.
The Embracing Our Differences exhibition will feature up to 27 billboard size images created by professional artists, art students, and school children from all over Long Island. Their creations reflect their interpretation of our message, “enriching lives through diversity.”
Public and private schools and groups are invited to visit the exhibition, and guided tours are available. Past exhibitions have been held at the Nassau County Museum of Art or in Heckscher Park or on the campus of Suffolk County Community College. Teachers will be provided with sample educational activities for use pre and post-visit.
We view tolerance as a way of thinking and feeling – but most importantly, of acting.
We select up to 27 works of art to enlarge to billboard size, 16 feet x 12.5 feet, making a really BIG statement. An educational guide is created to encourage visitors to engage in dialogue on issues of prejudice, hate, bullying and acceptance. The exhibit opens each year in October and then travels to other venues.