Between Worlds: Stories of Artists and Migration

Opening Celebration on October 1

During the past 100 years, the world has seen unprecedented migration due to geopolitical forces, economic crises and opportunities, and climate change. This exhibition showcases the rich art produced by painters, photographers, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, and textile artists whose work creatively responds to new experiences and unfamiliar landscapes. In moving between worlds, they address both the challenges of dislocation and the hopefulness of new beginnings, and how such experiences can continue to impact subsequent generations.

More about this exhibition

Between Worlds is the third in a three-part exhibition series developed in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This initiative, wholly funded by Art Bridges, supports multi-year exhibition partnerships with the mission of expanding access to American art across the United States. A collaborative project, this exhibition was a joint endeavor among The Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury, CT), Munson Arts (Utica, NY), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It includes artworks from all three institutions and features a range of 20th and 21st century artists. The exhibition includes the work of Radcliffe Bailey, Martin Barooshian, Romare Bearden, José Bedia, Harry Bertoia, Hyman Bloom, Louise Bourgeois, Eldzier Cortor, Konrad Cramer, Werner Drewes, Marcel Duchamp, Melvin Edwards, Jimmy Ernst, Shauté Gates, Arshile Gorky, Stanley William Hayter, Sylvia Hernández, Carlos Hernández Chávez, Karin Hillmer, Jacques Hnizdovsky, Garabed Der Hohannesian, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, André Kertész, Jonathan Kirk, Joseph Kugielsky, Willem de Kooning, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Wilfredo Lam, Hughie Lee-Smith, Matta (Roberto Sebastián Matta Echaurren), Louise Nevelson, Liliana Porter, Antonio Prieto, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Man Ray, Milton Rogovin, Betye Saar, Kay Sage, Arthur Smith, Frederick Sommer, Miklos Suba, Sylvia de Swaan, Yves Tanguy, Phil Young, and Karl Zerbe,


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José Bedia, American (born in Cuba, 1959). Empezando a echar raíces al otro lado (Beginning to Grow Roots on the Other Side). 2002. Lithograph. 76.2 × 112.4 cm. Lee M. Friedman Fund. 2003.625