That's Not How the Story Goes: How Art Smashes Stereotypes

How important is empathetic storytelling in our incredibly polarized culture?​

Can art move us towards a shared humanity, despite our perceived differences?

Can it substantively shift a community’s perspective of ’the other,' beyond the artistic moment?

Join Lava Mae and Themes+Projects for a conversation about how art smashes stereotypes.

The event features a group of extraordinary internationally-acclaimed artists, including writer Daniel Handler, ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis, and visual artist Ana Teresa Fernandez. Their wide-ranging subjects – the orphaned Baudelaire twins, the Nile River, and the disappeared in Mexico – challenge our perceptions, provoke new thinking, and offer a more human view of circumstances we cannot easily imagine without the intimacy of art.

They’ll be joined in conversation with community changemakers Doniece Sandoval, founder/CEO of Lava Mae, and Barbara Goldstein, Board Chair/President of ZERO1.



2pm to 3pm: Experience an art installation in conversation with artists + curators, and enjoy Themes+Projects' latest exhibitions.

3pm to 4pm: Join the panel discussion!