Tue–Fri, 12:00–5:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays 

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Skirball Cultural Center

This Light of Ours: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

School Tour | Grades 9–12

Black and white photo of a large group of people walking on a dirt road from right to left. Two people to the left side of the image are holding American flags.

Photo by Matt Herron, Courtesy of The Center for Documentary Expression and Art

Students immerse themselves in history, study major turning points that shaped the modern world, and find hope in our capacity for collective action. 


Select weekdays, November 2023–February 2024, 10:00 am–12:00 pm



$100/tour (admission scholarships available) 
100 students and 10 adults maximum per visit

Groups with more than 100 students should contact education@skirball.org.

About the Program

Bring your students to visit three exhibitionsThis Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, The American Library by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, and RECLAIMED: A Family Painting.

Each exhibition sparks conversation about embracing diversity, honoring the dignity and contributions of all members of our society, and securing equal rights for all. Together we will learn about people who fought for the expansion of Civil Rights and the impact of their work on our lives today. Students will discuss the power of telling their own stories and the value of reclaiming one's experiences and narratives.  

Content Warning
Please be aware that some of the photographs in This Light of Ours contain disturbing images of violence, including police brutality and anti-Black hate speech. 

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