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Event: Aflame and Unafraid: The Virtual Exhibition

Information and resources about the Aflame & Unafraid events series, Amnda Gorman, and the poem "The Hill We Climb"

Visit the Virtual Exhibition

Visit the Virtual Exhibition

There are two ways of viewing the virtual exhibition. We invite you to visit the immersive exhibition on the artsteps platform, which can be accessed using the links and information below to navigate.  We also invite you to visit our Aflame & Unafraid Virtual Exhibition Presentation, which may be more accessible for assistive technology such as screen readers, navigation via keyboard commands, or those who experience motion sickness in virtual environments such as gaming platforms. 

Follow the link to visit Aflame and Unafraid: A Virtual Exhibition on the artsteps platform or click on the exhibition image below. Before you go, we have a few tips to assist you in enjoying the full experience!

  1. We recommend visiting through your computer as artsteps has not been fully formatted for phone or tablet use due to to navigating the virtual gallery space.
  2. Due to the size of the exhibition and visuals, the artsteps webpage may take some time to load in your browser. We ask that you be patient - artsteps will let you know when each component is uploaded :)
  3. The exhibition is a fully interactive space. You do not need virtual reality (VR) gear of any kind to view or explore the platform.
  4. However, the platform acts like a physical space; you will need to open doors to enter or move between rooms, you cannot move through walls, furniture, or windows. 
  5. There are 3 ways to navigate the exhibition (all will require you to specifically click on doors to open them along the way):
    1. You can freely move throughout the space. Simply use your mouse or trackpad to move the green footprints icon and click to where you would like to move. Take your time and relax inside and out!
    2. Take our guided tour! Let the tour navigate you through the space. Though, you will need to open the doors along the way! **This is our recommended way to view the exhibition.**
    3. You can use the map feature (a map icon in the bottom right) to skip around to specific artworks and areas.
  6. At any time in the exhibition, you can select the Information icon (a small lowercase "I") to pull up a navigation and interaction tutorial.
  7. Toggle using your mouse or trackpad to get different views pf the pieces and surrounding gallery space.
  8. To access the text of any murals, exhibition text on the walls, or titles and descriptions of the artworks, click on the piece and a pop-up will generate. 
  9. One of our artworks, entitled "A Young Black Girl," is a spoken piece and will require you to click on the visible image for the audio to begin. 
  10. To interact with other visitors, click the Chat icon in the bottom right (two speech bubbles) to open a chat as if you were conversing in an in-person gallery space.

Exhibition Artworks

Exhibition Artworks

The following is a full list of artworks in the virtual exhibition, in order of appearance.

  • Sparks image courtesy of Maria P on Unsplash

  • Image of Amanda Gorman, taken by Rob Carr, courtesy of Getty Images

  • "Moving Forward" by Robert Merrill 

  • "Untitled" by Jasmine Williams 

  • "Field of Flags" by Quang Pham 

  • "Untitled" by Anjali Figueira-Santos 

  • "The Mountain of Happiness" by Jared Chavez 

  • "A Young Black Girl" by Aashish Sunar 

  • "Honduras" by Flor de Cielo 

  • "짝사랑 (Unrequited Love)" by Chaerin Her 

  • "Beyond the Canyon" by Leo Salvatore 

  • "The Hill We Climb" by Aurora Wolf 

  • Photography series by Audrey Chu 

    • "Our Reality Part 1"

    • "Our Reality Part 2"

    • "The American Dream Part 1"

    • "The American Dream Part 2"

    • "The Future Part 1"

    • "The Future Part 2"

  • "No Struggle, No Progress" by Ruth Kihuguru 

  • "The Tree on the Hill" by Shelby Myers

  • "The Game of Life" by Breanne Martel