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Mattatuck Museum

Opening Celebration - Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration

Join us for the opening celebration of the Museum’s Fall exhibitions, including Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration. Mattatuck Museum Director, Bob Burns, and Curator Keffie Feldman will open with remarks at 1 PM.

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Opening Celebration - Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration
Opening Celebration - Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration

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Oct 01, 2023, 1:00 PM

Mattatuck Museum, 144 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702, USA

About the Event

Join us for the opening celebration of the Museum’s Fall exhibitions, including Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration. Mattatuck Museum Director, Bob Burns, and Curator Keffie Feldman will open with remarks at 1 PM. The Art of Yum Café will be open with delicious meals, snacks, coffees, and sweet treats available for purchase.

Uprooted: From Afghanistan to Connecticut

Features the artwork of two Afghan artists, Alibaba Awrang and Matin Malikzada, who were displaced by the Taliban’s rise to power in 2021. As humanitarian refugees, these men and their families resettled in New Milford, CT, where they have been embraced by the community yet continue to be challenged by language, cultural, and material barriers. Through their artwork, Awrang and Malikzada share the experience of being uprooted from their homeland and the physical and emotional process of creating a new home in Connecticut

Allison Medina: Out of the Ordinary

Discover the wonder, humor, and mystery of miniature worlds created by Allison Medina, 2023 MIXMASTER winner. Her imaginative shadowboxes and drawings, influenced by storybooks and theater, feature a whimsical array of animal and human characters.

Nuestras Abuelas Waterbury/Our Grandmothers Waterbury

This bi-lingual photography exhibition created by the Afro Caribbean Cultural Center will narrate stories of women, and particularly Latinas, drawing attention to concepts of family, challenges faced by grandmothers raising their families, gender expectations, and the connections between families who reside in Waterbury.

Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration

While humans have always settled and resettled, the economic, geopolitical, and climate circumstances of the 20th and 21st centuries have prompted a vast number of people to migrate. Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration explores how artists use their practice to speak to these stories of the global movement of people and objects. Featuring the artwork of 48 artists and encompassing a range of stories, this exhibition features the work of both well-known and underrepresented artists and brings new perspectives to narratives of migration.

Between Worlds is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the Art Bridges Initiative

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