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Refuge and Refugee

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Refuge and Refugee

The work of ten artists including one from the Museum’s permanent collection are presented in an examination of the global humanitarian crises as displaced persons forced to flee their native countries attempt to find refuge elsewhere. The artists, moved by current events and news reports, express their shock, horror, and critique of government polices as well as compassion for those impacted by these measures. Several of the artists with immigrant backgrounds relate their own struggles with identity to the inner struggle of missing home and attempting to adapt to a new land. Artists were selected from a national call for entry by the exhibition advisory committee and include: Luciana Abait, Karen Albanese Campbell, Yolanda del Amo, Tere Garcia, Judith Joseph, Rebecca Keller, Eddy A. López, Stephen Walt and Kathy Weaver. Image: Luciana Abait, Black Sky, 2018. Photograph on cotton rag paper, from the Displacement Series. (30” x 40”). Courtesy the artist.

Free
Every week through Nov 12, 2021.
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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