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Salon at the Benton: An Immigrant's Vision

Friday, October 1, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Wilbur Cross North Reading Room

What would it mean for refugees and immigrants to the US to be seen and recognized as part of the fabric of everyday life? How can portraiture forge connections between strangers, and potentially foster community? These questions lie at the heart of Joe Standart’s public art and community engagement initiatives, currently displayed at the William Benton Museum of Art in the exhibition "Immigrant Eyes."

In 2018, Standart’s monumental photographs of recent refugees and immigrants to Connecticut were installed on buildings across New Haven and in the historic New Haven Green. This panel brings together participants in the New Haven project for a discussion of its impact, as well as issues around immigration, community, and visibility in the US, Connecticut, and on the UConn campus.

This is an Honors Event. Categories: Multiculturalism and Global Citizenship OR Social Change, Service, & Sustainability

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Contact:

Karen Sommer, karen.sommer@uconn.edu

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