First launched as a cross-platform website allowing users to contribute their own stories and explore those submitted by others, the initiative also includes a PBS broadcast series, an outreach ecosystem spanning social & paid media, street team reps & local artists, PBS learning integration, and plans for additional extensions.
This is a major opportunity to make history by creating a communal space where people can share, explore and listen. The more people we encourage to participate and the more stories we gather, the more we’ll see a real, complex, fascinating portrait of America.
I was raised to believe you should live life with empathy and understanding.
Traveling around NYC, a 14 foot box truck has been transformed into a diorama-style outdoor sculpture that is a stage for both visual and performance art, inspired by domestic scenes and stories shared on this site.
Nomadic laborers have sustained American agriculture for decades. In this colorful homage, a vintage car becomes a symbol of the arduous paths taken by these workers and their families, of what is left behind and what is carried forward.
As Tulsa, Oklahoma, approaches the centennial of a dark moment in its history, the G.A.P. van is inspiring residents to commemorate and learn together - not only exhibiting art and sharing performances, but encouraging everyone to use art and creativity to foster mutual understanding and healing. Rick Lowe’s G.A.P. Van is a multi-use, collaborative mobile art exhibition, workshop space and crosstown poster project.