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Perspectives at Pequot: U.S. Immigration Today

Wednesday, April 05, 2017, 10:00am

migration-now collage

Migration Now, the newest art installation at Pequot Library, is a portfolio of 37 silkscreen and letterpress prints illustrating the power art has to engage people in informed conversation about immigration, and the broader global theme of human migration. 

The collection highlights a variety of reasons why people migrate, from helping family, to escaping persecution, to alleviating financial burdens, or to finding personal fulfillment. Co-organizers Favianna Rodriguez and Roger Peet explain that “When it comes to migration, the discourse rarely focuses on the stories of real people trying to succeed; instead, the frame is dominated by criminality and punishment. We believe that when we share our images and tell our stories, we illustrate the human struggle and win over broad audiences.”

Many of the contributing artists are students of the global tradition of political printmaking. Their visual portrayals of migration provide a lens through which we can begin a discussion about immigration and social issues such as race, culture, gender, class, and economics, that affect us all.

Migration Now is on view from March 9 – July 2, 2017 in the Auditorium during regular Library hours, and is free and open to the public. Guided tours are available by request. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 203-259-0346 ext 19 to schedule a tour.

Location : Auditorium
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

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