Expressing Ourselves

We write, paint and perform to express ourselves and connect with people around us.

A life’s work may be preserving and passing on artistic traditions — or experimenting with new art forms and techniques.

It takes a special kind of courage to reveal your pain, laugh at yourself or receive disapproval. Some people risk the spotlight, others are intensely private.

How would you write your life story? What would your self-portrait look like?

Explore how these individuals and groups find ways to express who they are.

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