Join us for refreshments as we celebrate the opening of This Land is Whose Land? Prompted by current global and local conversations about refugees and immigration, This Land Is Whose Land? explores these timely topics in the context of the United States’ history as place of resettlement and contested (and sometimes contentious) claims over land. This BIG IDEA project challenges us with difficult questions: What role should the U.S. play in resettling refugees? What responsibilities do we have as a nation? What are the risks and rewards of welcoming refugees to our communities?
Participating artist Angie Smith, whose photographs of members of Boise’s refugee community have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, will speak about her project at 6pm.
The Center’s exhibition for This Land Is Whose Land? features works by artists who consider the history of refugees in the U.S. as well as the broader contemporary refugee crisis.
Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project This Land is Whose Land?, Jan 26–Mar 31, 2018.