War Toys




Chronicling the process behind WAR-TOYS from the perspective of toy photographer Brian McCarty.

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Five Year Touring Exhibition of WAR-TOYS: Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip

I’m very pleased to announce a partnership that will help further the educational goals of the WAR-TOYS Project. Beginning in early 2016 and continuing through 2020, the NEA-funded Mid-America Arts Alliance will present a traveling exhibition of War-Toys photographs, drawings, and artifacts curated by Catinca Tabacaru. The exhibition titled War-Toys: Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip will tour various institutions and museums throughout the US. I’ll keep you posted as dates and venues are solidified over the coming year.

The Mid-America Arts Alliance(MAAA), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is one of six not-for-profit regional arts organizations funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Founded in 1972, MAAA creates and manages regional, multi-regional, national, and international programs including traveling exhibitions, performing arts tours, and professional and community development events.

Catinca Tabacaru, J.D./LL.M., founder of New York-based Tinca Art, curates War-Toys: Israel, West Bank and Gaza Strip. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley (2003) and her graduate degrees from Duke Law School (2007). She spent her early career working for the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Office of Chief Defense Counsel for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In 2010 she founded and then served as the first Executive Director of Women’s Voices Now. This background in justice, conflict, and human rights informs and inspires her exhibitions.

It's a real honor to be working with such a remarkable group of people equally dedicated to promoting human rights and the arts.