Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art
What does it mean to be displaced from culture and home? What are the historical contexts for understanding our contemporary moment? How does an artist’s work and process embody and engage the narratives of displacement and belonging?
Crossing Lines, Constructing Home investigates two parallel ideas: national, political, and cultural conceptions of boundaries and borders; and the evolving hybrid spaces, identities, languages, and beliefs created by the movement of peoples.
While offering historical context and a consideration of the forces that commonly drive migration, such as political instability, natural disasters, and oppression linked to race, religion, culture, and class, the exhibition presents a more complicatedView more
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The Harvard Art Museums are accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Accessible entrances are located on Quincy Street, Broadway, and Prescott Street. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan in the lobby free of charge. Wheelchair accessible seating and assistive-listening devices are available in our lecture halls. Large text (18 point font) Visitor Guides are available in print and via iPads on loan from our Admissions desk for visitors who are visually impaired. We also offer hand held magnifiers.
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Sign language interpretation may be available upon request; please contact Visitor Services to request sign language interpretation, at least two weeks prior to the program. Visual description tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted also may be available upon request; please contact Visitor Services at least two weeks prior to the date of your visit.View less