The Tolerance Project


A large wall covered with artistic photos

In a world increasingly split by our human differences, THE TOLERANCE PROJECT  utilizes the unique power of design to remind us what we all have in common. THE TOLERANCE PROJECT is a traveling poster collection that celebrates and honors the starting point of all meaningful discourse: Tolerance. This Exhibit has brought a message of social acceptance to more than 500,000 people through 180 shows in 47 countries worldwide. Founded by artist-activist Mirko Ilić, this bold initiative showcases the work of over 200 designers—some established, some up-and-coming, all wildly talented. The project is dedicated to reaching people who don’t ordinarily visit galleries or museums.

Each iteration of THE TOLERANCE PROJECT features posters by local artists, whose only direction is to illustrate the word “tolerance” in their native language. In partnership with ArtsFairfax, the posters of three Fairfax-based designers are highlighted in the exhibit here at Tysons Corner Center. In posters that are by turns playful and profound, surprising and original, THE TOLERANCE PROJECT utilizes the unique power of design to remind us what we all have in common—and what it takes to bridge the divides between us.    

THE TOLERANCE PROJECT will be on display for 6 months, upper level near Macy’s Court.

Click here for more information on Macerich’s partnership with ArtsFairfax

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