EXHIBIT: Crossing Borders

October 26, 2017 to January 24, 2018
> Multiple locations: see description for details

Migration; incarceration; income inequality; environmental degradation and extinction: these are some of the most pressing problems of the 21st century. There are volumes of data that reveal the extent of the impact these events are having on human lives; increasingly, they are the focus of some of the most affecting contemporary art as well.

A new exhibition at Brown University, co-hosted by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, brings together work in a range of media by eleven contemporary artists that engages with issues of identity, border crossings and migration. Many of the artists currently live and work in New England; many of them are women, and choose through their work to explore the rich intersection of gender, identity and culture.

The exhibition is curated by Rhode Island curators Judith Tolnick Champa and Jocelyn Foye.

Crossing Borders is a first-ever collaboration between the Carriage House Gallery at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and the Art at Watson program at the Watson Institute. The themes addressed in this exhibition resonate with research and programs at both institutions that address the pressing social, political and human issues of the day.

Artist talk and reception on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5 - 7 pm The talk will begin at the Watson Institute and end at the Center for Public Humanities.

Location and Hours:

Crossing Borders exhibit is on view October 27, 2017 thry January 25, 2018

The Carriage House Gallery, the Center for Public Humanities, 357 Benefit Street (entrance at 50 Williams Street) Open M-F 10-4. Closed major holidays.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street, 3rd floor. Open M-F 9-5. Closed major holidays.