My|gration

February 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021 | Center for Creative Connections
Peru, Chimú, pair of infant shoes, 1100-1400, leather, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Jonathan and Philip Holstein, 1976.47.A-BFannie Nampeyo, small jar with "migration" design, late 20th century, ceramic, slip and paints, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert I. Kramer, 2014.43.14China, short coat: dragons and auspicious symbols, late 19th century, silk, metal-wrapped yarn, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Betty Ann Walter and Ruth Walter Benedict in memory of Ethyl Walter and Gladys Walter, 1993.70Java, Indonesia, wraparound skirt (kain panjang): cloud design (megamendung), c. 1910, hand-drawn batik on commercially woven cotton, Dallas Museum of Art, Textile Purchase Fund, 1991.58Vernon Fisher, Painting the Pacific, 1994, oil, blackboard, slating, wood, and chalk, Dallas Museum of Art, The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas, 2007.53.11.A-C. © Vernon FisherKara Walker, no world, 2010, etching with aquatint, sugar-lift, spit-bite, and drypoint, Dallas Museum of Art, Mary Margaret Munson Wilcox Fund, 2010.39.1. © Kara Walker"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art"My|gration" at the Dallas Museum of Art

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.

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Admission is FREE.

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CANCELLED: Moving Reflections with Shoshana McIntosh

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Stop by and be a part of the art! Visit Moving Reflections in the Center for Creative Connections' Community Art Space and explore personal journeys through movement, sound, and writing activities with Visiting Artist Shoshana McIntosh. Your participation could be featured in the final video works that the artists will create from visitor contributions. FREE and open to the public.

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CANCELADO: Recorrido en español: Mi|gración

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Acompaña a Cecilia Torres, Educadora en Prácticas McDermott del DMA, para un recorrido de la nueva instalación en el Centro para Conexiones Creativas del DMA. Mi|gración toma objetos de las colecciones globales del DMA para explorar el papel del arte en documentar las experiencias de migración a lo largo de los siglos y por todo el mundo.

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CANCELLED: Art in Transit

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Part of State of the Arts presented in partnership with KERA's Art & Seek

With one in four Dallas residents born outside the United States, how are artists responding to personal and communal experiences of migration? Hear artists and curators discuss recent projects in the Dallas Arts District that explore the impact of migration and how we connect across great distances of time and space.

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CANCELLED: Richard Blanco

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We are actively working to reschedule this event. More details will be sent to ticketholders soon with updates and options.

Selected by President Obama in 2013 as the fifth inaugural poet in US history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and first Latino, immigrant, gay person to serve in the role. Blanco characterizes the negotiation of cultural identity, community, and belonging in his award-winning poetry. His most recent collection, How To Love a Country, interrogates the American narrative and celebrates the still-unkept promise of its ideals. In celebration of National Poetry Month and the DMA’s new exhibition My|gration in the Center for Creative Connections, Blanco will debut an original commissioned poem inspired by a work of art in the collection.

 
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CANCELLED: Oral Storytelling Workshop with Cry Havoc Theater Company

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From firsthand experiences to close relationships with family, friends, and neighbors, we all have a relationship with immigration and migration. Join the Dallas Museum of Art and Cry Havoc Theater Company for a three-week investigation of human migration through interviewing, oral storytelling, and performance. Participants will collect firsthand stories from family and community members with the help of educators and experienced storytellers. Open to all ages.

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CANCELLED: Teen Workshop: Ceramics

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How do the objects we surround ourselves with represent the journey of ideas across time and place? Explore the My|gration exhibition with a special focus on ceramics: cups, bowls, and plates we use in everyday life. In this two-session workshop, build and glaze your own vessel using pinch, coil, and slab techniques, and learn how to document your own journey with decorative motifs inspired by ceramics from around the world. Recommended for ages 1319; all materials provided.

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CANCELLED: Make & Take: Bedazzling Bracelets

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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Image: Vernon Fisher, Painting the Pacific, 1994, oil, blackboard, slating, wood, and chalk, Dallas Museum of Art, The Barrett Collection, Dallas, Texas, 2007.53.11.a-c, © Vernon Fisher 

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