AFSC Traveling Exhibition

Show ran from 7/1/2011 to 7/23/2011

Windows and Mirrors
The War in Afghanistan Through the Eyes of Artists and Children

Opening Reception: Friday, July 1, 6-9pm

Windows and Mirrors is a traveling exhibit that provides an opportunity to see ourselves in depictions of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of artists and children. The exhibit is a collaboration by over 40 artists from around the world, including Afghan children and U.S. students. Forty-five 4-foot by 6-foot panels memorialize Afghan civilian casualties, with each panel uniquely

designed by an artist or group of artists. The exhibit also includes images collected from Afghan high school students. These “windows” on a war torn country also are “mirrors” reflecting our identity as a nation at war.  For more information on the exhibit and related public programs, visit:

Sponsored by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).  AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. AFSC’s mission is based on the belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.


Afghans Working for Peace | Monday, July 18 | 6-8pm:

Peter Lems, AFSC’s Program Director for the Middle East will discuss civil society working for non-military solutions in Afghanistan.

Closing Event | Saturday, July 23 | 6-8pm:

The event will feature a panel made up of local artists who created pieces for the exhibit and artwork that was made during the exhibit’s time in Chicago.