Our Mission and Vision


Survivor and child painting

The Butterfly Project is a call to action through the arts, using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate about the dangers of hatred and bigotry through the painting of ceramic butterflies, permanently displayed around the world to memorialize each of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust.




The Butterfly Project will: Slide1

  • Transform resistance through art and education, and empower people to take actions against injustice.
  • Partner with everyone that currently has or wants to build a connection to history and honoring those who died in the Holocaust.
  • Easily get ceramic butterflies into the hands of people of all faiths through schools, museums, and community centers, leading to bold artistic displays.
  • Be included in classrooms across the country as an important part of Holocaust and anti-bullying education.