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Upcoming Event Art in Context: Border Crossings

A screenprint by Andy Warhol of the statue of liberty on a camouflage canvas made up of greens and browns. The statue is in the camouflage colors while the outlines are in black paint.

Andy Warhol, Statue of Liberty, 1986, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Artists, scholars, and community members come together to consider creative expression in relation to timely political and social concerns. Explore shifting perspectives on historic and contemporary immigrant and refugee experiences in Pittsburgh and beyond. In a complex and contentious era of border closures, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and isolationism, what role do artists play in maintaining the free exchange of ideas across cultural boundaries?

Panel participants include Betty Cruz, Founder of Change Agency; Tuhin Das, ICORN writer-in-residence at City of Asylum; Anne Madarasz, Director of the Curatorial Division, Chief Historian, and Director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center; Grant Oliphant, President of The Heinz Endowments; and John Righetti, President of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.