Goodman Upstander Gallery


Goodman Upstander Gallery is temporarily closed due to COVID safety protocols.

We invite you to explore the stories of those who have made a difference in our world below.


Life size story portals, short films, and other hands-on interactives delve into five specific areas of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: economic opportunity, equal rights, safe communities, education, health and environment.

This gallery is an interactive journey that explores the lives of 40 Upstanders — local and global, contemporary and historical — who have championed these areas of human rights.

Upstanders include historic leaders, Nelson Mandela, Susan B. Anthony, and Jane Addams; artists and athletes, Theaster Gates and Carli Lloyd; advocates, Malala Yousafzai; and teenagers, Marley Dias and Jack Andraka, who raise awareness of the need for diversity in children’s literature and remind us that we have the power to make a positive impact at any age.

Immerse yourself into life-size, touch screen Story Portals that delve into digital stories on each Upstander, enabling visitors to put themselves in the shoes of these heroes and come away inspired to create positive change in the world.

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights …” — Harvey Milk

“When you start a new trial equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you.” — Ruby Bridges

“I said to myself, ‘Malala, you must be brave. You must not be afraid of anyone. You are only trying to get an education. You are not committing a crime.’” — Malala Yousafzai

A wall of phrases are inscribed on mirrors, so the visitors literally can see themselves in the inspiring words.



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