Return to State College Friends School, State College, PA, 4/28: Letting Youth Define Peace

By: David J. Smith, April 28, 2017 I was pleased to  return to State College Friends School to work with about twenty 6th, 7th, and 8th graders today. This was my second visit, having visited in March 2016. In considering notions of peace with younger students, I have started to take a more elicitive approach.   PeaceContinue reading “Return to State College Friends School, State College, PA, 4/28: Letting Youth Define Peace”

Baltimore’s Unofficial Museum of Social Justice: American Visionary Art Museum

By: David J. Smith, February 26, 2017 I was first introduced to the American Visionary Art Museum  (AVAM)  in the late 1990s.  I remember in particular AVAM’s exhibit on war and peace that was shown during 2001-2002.  As a museum that features “outsider” art, many of its exhibitions have centered on the themes of justice, peace, and diversity.Continue reading “Baltimore’s Unofficial Museum of Social Justice: American Visionary Art Museum”

The Art of Peace

By: David J. Smith, January 2, 2017 “War gets plenty of artistic representation – but what about the art of peace? An exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris explores the imagery of peace-making over the centuries. For history-lovers, it is a rare chance to see the originals of scores of treaties, concordats and otherContinue reading “The Art of Peace”