The amazing American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is launching a potent and timely exhibition ESTHER AND THE DREAM OF ONE LOVING HUMAN FAMILY in January 2019. It features the historic and current experiences of victims of Holocaust, genocides, and ethnic cleansings to urgently underscore the great danger of demonizing any human being as an undesirable ‘other.’”

We are honored that this exhibition will also include Lily Yeh’s three paintings depicting the before and after of the Rwanda 1994 Genocide along with original drawings by survivors in the Rugerero Survivors Village, Rwanda. These works emerged in Yeh’s workshops during her visit there from 2009-2011. Their stories and images provided the source materials and inspiration for her three paintings.

Art works by survivors:

by Niyonsaba Espérance

by Imanishimwe Françine

by Indihafi Jane

“Escaping Into the Forest,” by Lily Yeh, 2015

“Escaping Into the Forest,” by Lily Yeh, 2015

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