What is the role of the artist in addressing social issues? What does it mean to be American? How has art been a catalyst for immigrant justice?
Participate in a timely conversation with four local artists whose work responds to and engages with the topic of immigration. Moderated by activist critic and curator Susan Platt, the panelists will demonstrate how their art is a springboard for conversation around contemporary immigration issues.
Before the panel, be sure to visit Zhi Lin: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads and Immigrant Artists and the American West
Moderator: Susan Platt
Panelists: Zhi Lin, Tatiana Garmendia, Humaira Abid and Fulgencio Lazo
Curated by: C. Davida Ingram and Leilani Lewis
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, tacomaartmuseum.org
Thursday, February 15 from 6–8pm free & open to the public