GU Exclusives: The Miami Children’s Museum “Ship of Tolerance” Project

The Miami Children’s Museum has come aboard the Ship of Tolerance Project, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, providing coordination of all participating children, a forum for discussion about the universal theme of Tolerance and production assistance for all of the children’s artwork to be used on the project.

A non-profit children’s project, the Ship of Tolerance is the brainchild of artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov who are Russian-born, American-based artists. The project gives a platform to local children between the ages of 6 and 13, to explore the universal theme of Tolerance. Miami was fortunate to have a the project’s youngest artist yet – TJ Wright, age 3.

Read fill story and see pics from the event after the jump

Currently in its fifth edition since 2005, the Ship of Tolerance was previously produced in Siwa, Egypt; Venice, Italy; St. Moritz, Switzerland and Sharjah, UAE. The Miami edition will be the first time that the project is realized in North America.

Upon the completion of Art Miami 2011, the Ship of Tolerance is expected to move to the Miami Children’s Museum where it will be on exhibit until the end of January, 2012.

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