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.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public following the latest guidance from university, local, state and federal guidance during COVID-19 pandemic. Current practice is for all persons over two to be masked indoors.

Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

More dates through November 12, 2021

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances

Topic

Arts and Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, General Public

Website

http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum

Cost

Free

Department
Art Museum, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Contact Email or Phone

artmuseum@niu.edu

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