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Duke Professor Helen Solterer will give a talk about In Transit: Arts & Migration Around Europe with undergraduate students who contributed to the exhibition.
This fall, the Nasher Museum collaborates with the Rubenstein Arts Center, John Hope Franklin Center and the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to present a multi-site art installation, In Transit: Arts & Migration Around Europe.
At the Nasher Museum, In Transit introduces, through art, a new history and context to the ongoing global refugee crisis. The exhibition draws attention to the long, rich artistic engagement in two major zones of migration: Northern Europe, from the region around Calais, Flanders and the Low countries, and Southern Europe, from Islamic Spain to the African Maghreb. Viewers will discover early modern works of art alongside contemporary creations, many on view together for the first time. In Transit is sponsored by Duke’s departments of Romance Studies and Art, Art History and Visual Studies; by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; by the French and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the Duke Center for French and Francophone Studies; the Center for International and Global Studies and; the Social Practice Lab of the Franklin Humanities Institute.
In Transit has also benefited from an Intellectual Communities grant from the Provost’s Office, and an Arts and Sciences Council Research grant; support from the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Office of the Dean of the Humanities, the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, the Duke Human Rights Archive, the Duke Africa Initiative, and the Puffin Foundation.