Who We Are: Values Walking Tour

Exploring Values Through Art

The Y’s Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life is proud to present the Who We Are: Values Walking Tour, showcasing local artists representing a different humanitarian value each month.

The Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) is inviting artists from Northern Manhattan to participate in an innovative community art project: Who We Are: Values Walking Tour. Through this project, we welcome local artists to submit works of art related to a specific set of humanitarian values, one for each month of the year, to engage the community in a values-based conversation through monthly art exhibitions. 

Our Team

Rabbi Ari Perten
Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life Director

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— JUNE —
As a value, pride often exists in the extremes.
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— MAY —
The Latin phrase nomen omen suggests that something’s name gives insight into its essence.
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Renee Descartes famously opined, I think, therefore I am.
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The concept of freedom is a foundational truth of the American ethos.
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On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly ratified General Assembly Resolution 217 A, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Justice is at the center of the American myth.
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Accepted submissions will be distributed throughout the neighborhood via physical posters, the Y’s website, and social media. The posters will include images of the artwork, the month’s value, artist name, and a short description about the artwork. Additionally, each poster will have a QR code offering more information about the project, values, artwork, and artists, as well as a link to the artist’s website and social media account. Click here to view a template.

We invite artists of all backgrounds to apply with relevant works of art for one or more of the monthly values. Click here to view the monthly values. 

All chosen art will ultimately need to be submitted in high-resolution files:
• 300 dpi
• 8” x 10” / 10” x 8” (minimum)

To apply, please submit the following:
• Up to 5 high-quality jpeg files 
• 5” x 7” / 7” x 5” (minimum)
• Label each image: Lastname_Firstname_Value  
  ◦ For example, Cohen_Gal_Pride 
• A short bio, one paragraph of up to 100 words

We are accepting submissions through May 2021. 

Please share submissions here. Please email Gal Cohen with questions.

Header image by Values Walking Tour: Who We Are Curator Gal Cohen.

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