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.
My|gration is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.
Images: Peru, Chimú, pair of infant shoes, 1100-1400, leather, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Jonathan and Philip Holstein, 1976.47.A-B; Fannie 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, 2014.43.1; China, 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, 1993.70; Java, Indonesia, wraparound skirt (kain panjang): cloud design (megamendung), c. 1910, hand-drawn batik on commercially woven cotton, Dallas Museum of Art, Textile Purchase Fund, 1991.58; 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; Kara 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