SUMMER 2019: 3 sites in Center City Philadelphia


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Did you miss the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary exhibition at Swarthmore College in April?

Experience an expanded, multi-site exhibition that delves deeper into three concepts of human connection at the heart of the project—friends, peace, and sanctuary—and their ability to create a sense of belonging and empathy.

Works by resettled Syrians and Iraqis of the Philadelphia community and renowned book artists interweave historical and contemporary narratives, feelings, and experiences of refuge.

June-August 2019 in Center City Philadelphia

Each site will be focused around different themes and goals of the project that tie together as one exhibit. Click on the exhibition title for more details and programming information.

Friends

On display at 12Gates Arts from June 7 to August 15, 2019

Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.

  • June 7, 2019: First Friday Opening
  • June 8, 2019: Art Making with Islam Aly

Peace

On display at Parkway Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia from June 7 to August 2, 2019.

Peace brings together artists’ books, archival materials, and process documentation that tell the personal stories of people striving for peace during historical and contemporary conflicts.

  • July 13, 2019: Open House + Reception

Sanctuary

On display at Philadelphia City Hall from June 7 - July 26, 2019.

Sanctuary presents multi-form artworks and new resources that explore the dynamics of power between the state, community, and the individual that challenge our understanding of the global resettlement process.

Programming in partnership with the Office of Immigrant Affairs and Asian Arts Initiative.

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