Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Declaration of Immigration

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A Declaration of Immigration
Opens Friday, 4th of July, 2008

A Declaration of Immigration is an exhibition that depicts many of the experiences and viewpoints within U.S. immigrant communities. The works of over 70 artists will help visitors increase their understanding of this complex issue by providing immigrant perspectives that are seldom included in the national debate. As a vital part of the democratic process, artists and community-based institutions play a critical role in any civic dialogue and struggle for social justice. Immigration is indisputably the foundation upon which this country was built. The National Museum of Mexican Art has a responsibility to take a proactive stance, and provide a platform from which many immigrants can speak out - especially at a time in our history, when once again, countless immigrants are being scapegoated and blamed for many of the nation's problems. This exhibition will launch the Museum's three-year commitment to immigrant centered programs.

The National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Visit www. nationalmuseumofmexicanart. org to download the schedule.

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