ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Inspired by the diversity of Dallas, this installation of works in the Center for Creative Connections (C3) traces the migration of people, objects, and ideas in art across times and cultures. Composed of works from the DMA’s collection, My|gration highlights the contributions of artists who immigrated to the United States, examines how the movement of people is expressed through art, and illuminates ways cross-cultural connections inform artistic production.
Changes to immigration policy and the recognition that nearly a quarter of all Dallas residents were born in a different country together inspired My|gration. The exhibition was developed by the DMA’s Education department with input from Museum visitors, local artists, and community organizations.
MORE TO EXPLORE
Read about Yasuo Kuniyoshi’s (artist of “Bather with Cigarette”) correspondence with DMFA director Richard Foster Howard in 1941 to mitigate his risk of police detention while facing discrimination as a Japanese-American artist.
Hear 2020 C3 Visiting Artists Shoshana McIntosh and Marie-Claire Valdez discuss Moving Reflections, a project that explores personal journeys through movement, sound, and creative writing.
See Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet in US history (selected by President Obama in 2013) discuss his personal background and read an original commissioned poem inspired by the “My|gration” exhibition.
Cook up this favorite Chicken Kabsa recipe from our partners at Break Bread, Break Borders, providing opportunities for refugee women to become economically empowered in the culinary industry.