When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration

By choice or by force. With great success or great struggle. People move or are uprooted, for many reasons. The world is currently witness to the highest levels of movement on record; the United Nations estimates that one out of every seven people is an international or internal migrant or refugee.

Borrowing its title from Somali-British poet Warsan Shire, “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art and Migration” highlights the diverse artistic responses to migration, ranging from personal stories to poetic meditations in a range of mediums. See how the global movement of people today through migration, immigration, and displacement has mobilized artists from over a dozen countries to reimagine ideas of home and place. The exhibition includes more than 40 works by 21 artists, among them Kader Attia, Tania Bruguera, Mona Hatoum, Yinka Shonibare CBE, and Aliza Nisenbaum.

DEAL ALERT #1: Members can receive FREE access during My Mia Week, February 23-March 1. Reserve yours online here (log into your membership account first) or just give MIA a call at 612.870.3000. Membership is available at any level!

February 23-May 24, 2020
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Tickets: $16-20 for adults