Lost Childhoods tells the story of loss and powerlessness in the foster care system – and the human capacity for resilience and connection. The exhibit includes art, artifacts and video portraits, and is organized by themes that characterize experiences in foster care and beyond:  Loss, powerlessness, developmental disruption, institutionalization—and connection and achievement.

By providing diverse youth voices in a multimedia format, the exhibit is a unique opportunity to understand foster youth and engage your community in a conversation about the needs of foster youth. In the words of Guest Curator, Ray Bussolari, “Lost Childhoods gives foster youth a voice, and is vessel for healing and community building. For visitors, it’s about seeing how youth can heal and grow with supportive adult relationships and respect.”

Contents: 50 pieces of art, artifacts, and video portraits
Supplemental: Exhibit Journal for visitor reflection; promotional resources
Size: Approximately 100 running feet
Weight: 500 lbs.
Category: History & Culture; Social Justice
Security: Varies by installation
Booking: Tour begins March 2015
Community Engagement: Ask us about organizing a community conversation.
Fees: Call or email to discuss

  • Email FYM for the Lost Childhoods Prospectus
  • To discuss renting Lost Childhoods for your gallery, training, or convening, please Contact FYM