Princeton Lecture: “Symposium on Art and Immigration”

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Princeton Lecture: “Symposium on Art and Immigration”

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Princeton University



Symposium on Art and Immigration

Featuring Public Artists:
Xavier Cortada (Miami FL)
Omar Ramirez (Los Angeles CA)

Moderator:  Patricia Fernández-Kelly

November 8, 2017  |  12:00 p.m.
144 Simpson International Building

Artwork enables immigrants to connect with receiving societies in ways that are aesthetically pleasing and recognizable regardless of linguistic or cultural differences. This symposium brings together two distinguished artists into dialogue about matters that are as timely as they are significant. Xavier Cortada is an internationally recognized mural painter working in South Florida.  He combines technological innovation with a visionary outlook connecting immigration and environmental sustainability.  Omar Ramírez is a graphic artist and muralist who blends a communitarian approach with matters of broad concern, including violence and the lack of economic and educational opportunities facing Latinos in low-income neighborhoods.  Both artists bring a unique perspective to large social concerns.  With Paul DiMaggio (Princeton and New York University), Patricia Fernández-Kelly is the editor of Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2010).

Please contact Jayne Bialkowski with any questions.

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Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Ph.D.


144 Simpson International Building
Princeton, NJ United States
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