Publishing the Voices of the Unheard
We wanted to open a museum, the bricks-and-mortar type, a place where we could showcase community art and writing. We envisioned artists (musicians, poets, writers, painters, etc.,) coming together in an inviting haven to share their work right alongside the common person as well as the known. We pictured rooms filled with art and writing from the past, like a miniature Library of Alexandria, and as patrons, we would remember where we've been, what we've collectively experienced, and consider where we might go next; most importantly, that we might begin to explore the possibility of a hopeful, compassionate future.
American Athenaeum is the embodiment of this vision.
Please take a moment to visit our exhibits, and support the work of artists from our global community. Here you'll find the janitor, the indigenous voice, the outspoken, the shy or comedic, the heroic, the disabled, the bus rider, the scholar, the poet--ultimately, your neighbors. Share us with your friends and in your classrooms, and most especially, read, read, read the voices, allow them to take you to a place you've never been before.