Skirball museum exhibition will issue a call to grass-roots social action


Hoping a museum exhibition can inspire visitors to action, the Skirball Cultural Center will present “A Path Appears: Actions for a Better World,” a multimedia exhibition inspired by the bestselling book on the power of a single person’s humanitarian efforts by journalists Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Kristof and WuDunn are also the authors of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” which inspired a 2011-12 Skirball exhibition.

This time, the Skirball is teaming up with Hollywood to present Kristof and WuDunn’s work: TV producer Neal Baer (“ER,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Under the Dome”) will serve as curator.

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Baer, also a pediatrician and social activist, said that after exploring galleries devoted to education, health, jobs and empowerment, visitors may get involved on the spot via the ActionLab online platform, designed by Baer.

“It’s a very comprehensive, interactive immersive approach [that] packs a multimedia wallop,” Baer said.

“A Path Appears,” which will run at the Skirball from Nov. 19 to Feb. 21, will be presented in cooperation with the World Policy Analysis Center and the Global Media Center for Social Impact at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

The Skirball plans to reveal further details about “A Path Appears” in mid-October.


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