Anna T. D’Ambrosio, President and CEO
Stephen Harrison, Director and Chief Curator
Cordially invite you to the Members Preview Reception celebrating Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 15
Edward Wales Root Court
Museum of Art
International Food and a Full Cash Bar
Sponsored by Christian and Cheryl Heilmann, Elizabeth R. Lemieux, Ph.D., and the Family of F.X. Matt II
Throughout history, artists have left their homelands, traveled to new places, and started their lives anew. This exhibition showcases painters, photographers, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, and textile artists. Their art reflects their experiences and unfamiliar surroundings. The artists address the challenge of upheaval and the hopefulness of new beginnings. They cope with these experiences by forming connections with their new environment through artistic expression.
Between Worlds features work by artists who have made a new home in the United States; artists whose African or Indigenous ancestors were enslaved or pushed away from their homelands; and more recently, those who experienced the Great Migration from South to North or across the country within the United States. Through art and stories as diverse as the people themselves, this exhibition presents new perspectives on the migration experience.
Between Worlds is the third in a series of exhibitions created through a multi-year collaboration of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut; and the Munson Museum of Art, Utica, New York, made possible by the generous support of the Art Bridges Foundation.