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Artists, Immigration, and Activism: A Panel and Community Conversation
February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 who create artwork that 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.


  • Susan Platt

Artist Panelists:

  • Zhi LIN
  • Tatiana Garmendia
  • Humaira Abid
  • Fulgencio Lazo

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.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

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Above: Kenjiro Nomura, Gymnasium (detail), 1945. Oil on canvas, 24 × 30 inches. Tacoma Art Museum, Museum purchase, 2013.6.