Friday, May 1, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America highlights the work of new and first-generation American artists who use their autobiographies and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage, and identity. The pieces in the exhibition are individual contemplations on experiences that transcend a singular ethnic or cultural group.
With immigration policy reform a major political talking point and the city of White Plains a growing home to immigrant populations, the experience of the New American has never felt so relevant. In addition to socio-economic hurdles, New Americans face countless cultural obstacles as they replant their roots in foreign soil. In the globally-minded melting pot of New York, acculturation leads to a sense of multiple identities.
The exhibition includes site-specific installations, photography, and mixed-media works by Westchester and New York Hudson Valley artists. It will be on view at ArtsWestchester from March 17 through May 2.
Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America is made possible thanks to major grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Nazanine H. Munroe
Bibiana Huang Matheis
Timothy Paul Myers
Yardena Donig Youner
Photo caption: Beautiful Blessing by Bibiana Huang Matheis from the series Chinese Mojo
Event Location and Ticket Information
31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
Times: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presenter Phone: 914-428-4220
Presenter Website: artswestchester.org