[A] Portrait of People in Motion

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[A] Portrait of People in Motion

August 23 - November 17

[A] Portrait of People in Motion is a community focused exhibition that honors migration stories of Americans, both new and long-established culminating in a new installation at New Americans Museum (NAM).

Over the course the yearlong residency NAM Artist-in-Residence Kerianne Quick and NAM invited the residents of San Diego to share meaningful objects related to their story. The resulting exhibition; paints a portrait of our city through objects brought on – or left behind during – an international or domestic migration journey. Quick utilized digital photography, 3D scanning, and 3D printing technology to digitally record and re-create a translucent version of these items of deep significance. These recreations will be on display along with audio recordings of each individual participant’s story.

 

The exhibition tells stories through four themes:

 

Objects Carried documents objects brought on a migration journey and the first-hand story of the person who carried it.

 

Objects Remembered documents the stories of the things left behind.

 

Objects of History documents objects carried on a migration journey by a relative, and the second or third-hand stories of ancestors who experienced a migration journey.

 

Future Objects answers the question “If you had to leave right now, what would you take on your way out the door?”

Details

Start:
August 23
End:
November 17

Venue

New Americans Museum
2825 Dewey Road Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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Phone:
(619)756-7707
Website:
http://newamericansmuseum.org/