Sources Resourced: Immigration History through the Lens of Art

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Sources Resourced: Immigration History through the Lens of Art

Tuesday, 10/10/17 12:30 pm - Friday, 11/10/17 5:30 pm

Event Type

Exhibit/Display
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

In this document display, see historic sources paired with contemporary artistic translations that speak to how college students today consider issues around immigration.  Seniors from the Visual Studies Department at Tyler School of Art studied a variety of kinds of sources from HSP’s collections – scrapbooks, journals, letters, flyers and pamphlets – to learn about experiences of immigrants and citizens in the U.S. from the early 1800s through the late 1900s.  The students then created responses in a variety of media that melded the historic with contemporary concerns.