My|gration

February 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021 | Center for Creative Connections
Peru, Chimú, pair of infant shoes, 1100-1400, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Jonathan and Philip Holstein, 1076.47.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.

Focus Installation
Admission is FREE.

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Recorrido en español: Mi|gración

Friday, March 20, 8:00 p.m.

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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