Bridges of Understanding Traveling Exhibits

Bridges of Understanding: Traveling Exhibits for Intercultural Learning

The Mizel Museum offers several exhibitions and associated programming that serve as a catalyst for intercultural learning and dialogue in the school community. The exhibits teach students through an interactive presentation of unique themes and rituals from six different cultures including African, African-American, Asian Pacific, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish, Muslim, and Native American.

Exhibits are available for one- to three-month residencies and include customized classroom and assembly presentations. All exhibits are adaptable to grades K-12.

{ Intercultural Education }

Ceremonies and Festivals

This colorful exhibit explores both common and unique themes in Jewish, Asian Pacific, American-Indian, Hispanic and Muslim cultures through celebrations, special events and family traditions. It consists of six exhibit cases, each on wheels, approximately 6’4” high and opening to approximately 6’ wide.

Rites of Passage

This exhibit demonstrates the universal circle of life/birth, coming-of-age, marriage and death—from a cross-cultural perspective. It consists of six exhibit cases, each on wheels, approximately 6’4” high and opening to approximately 6’ wide.

Repair the World: Tikkun Olam

This compelling exhibition by artist Christy Honigman features panels/columns upon which 54 participants from 27 countries offer their visions of a better world through pictures, poems and messages about social justice, compassion and peace. Curriculum includes exploration of language arts, social studies and geography and is available for classroom use. This exhibit consists of 12 moveable free-standing columns that are approximately 2 ft. wide by 6’ ft. tall.

{ Holocaust Awareness }

The Triumphant Spirit

This exhibit by Denver photographer Nick Del Calzo features the stories of 18 Holocaust survivors. It consists of ten panels with text that are easy to hang and move.

Life Reborn: Displaced Persons in Europe

What happened to Holocaust survivors in the aftermath of liberation? Their remarkable but little-known stories are the subject of this inspiring exhibit documenting the history of the rebirth of Jewish life after the Holocaust. Eight hanging panels are approximately 20″ x 24″.

To schedule a Bridges of Understanding exhibit for your school or organization, contact Penny Nisson, 303-749-5016.