What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts
Friday April 6th, 2018
6pm – 9pm
The City Lore Gallery
56 E 1st ST, New York, NY 10003
SPOTLIGHTING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTISTS FROM
NEW YORK CITY’S IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES
What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. With this exhibition, we mark the 50th anniversary of the Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act, implemented in 1968, which inaugurated a new era of immigration from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. What We Bring celebrates the rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, especially in New York City, where 6-in- 10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants.
The selected artists, some widely known, some known primarily in their own communities, span 25 countries and artistic disciplines ranging from music to cooking, poetry to dance, visual arts to theater.
After a four-month run at City Lore, Zeitlin has plans for What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts to travel to each of the five boroughs. A national tour is also in the works. The exhibition is funded by The National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew Mellon Foundation, along with the New York State Council on the Arts. The exhibit is cosponsored by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the CATCH consortium.
APRIL 6TH – NOVEMBER 1ST, 2018
The gallery is open for viewing Fridays 2 – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6pm, and by appointment. To schedule a visit outside of regular gallery hours, email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and open to the public.