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.
Friday, November 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115