The Memory Project

Now through August 8, 2021   |  located on the upper level across from JCPenney, California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Level 2

photo of the memory project installation

Debuting in 2017 in Westchester, New York, The Memory Project gives voice to the individual members who make up a community. People living and working in their communities carry the life, personality and essence of those spaces. Life experiences and the memories we hold shape who we are and how we experience the world. Though we are neighbors living and working side by side, we don't always know one another. Given the rapid pace, busy schedule and demands of life, it is not often that we have an opportunity to sit down and listen to one another, and be heard ourselves. This project aims to bring people together through a project of sharing memories.

The Memory Project engages community members to share a significant memory of their choosing with their community. The memories will be shared both orally and in writing. These will be incorporated into artwork, sculpture and installation on an ongoing basis. To ensure the privacy of all contributors, handwritten and audio recorded memories will remain anonymous, and will not be attributed to or paired with names or any identifying information.

The memories collected in 2017 were exhibited at the Mamaroneck Artists' Guild from November 7th - 12th, 2017. The resulting artwork represented a joining of voices, where both participants and the audience could listen to, read, and share one another's memories. To see installation images of this exhibition please visit the Exhibition page.

From 2020 through 2021 The Memory Project will be traveling to The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA.

For those wishing to participate there are several ways to become involved and contribute your memory to the project. Click here to submit a memory. This project is only as vital as those who contribute to it. Please consider participating and adding your voice and memory to the project!


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