Threads of Memory

Threads of Memory Exhibit

Opened in December 2019, this exhibit introduces and unites themes that run throughout our other permanent and temporary exhibitions. Between 1933 and 1945 people, nations, and ideas entangled like never before, and emerged transformed. 

Visitors are invited to view an art installation that uses colored threads as a visual metaphor to convey how transformations occurred in individuals' lives as well as in:

  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Society
  • Economics
  • Culture
  • Technology

The new exhibition also emphasizes an essential truth about history and material culture:

  • The same objects and images can tell very different stories depending on the perspective of the interpreter and of the viewer.

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Transformations Art Commission Competition

In the fall of 2019, the MHHE launched the first in what we hope to be an annual competition to provide artistic interpretation for the gallery adjacent to Parallel Journeys, a contemplative space thematically consistent with Threads of Memory

Here is a link to the original call for proposals.

Over the next few months, we will be sharing videos that go behind the scenes on the process of creating the inaugural artwork for the space. 

April 28, 2020:


May 20, 2020:

June 18, 2020:

August 20, 2020:

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