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What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria

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Occurring Sunday, December 16, 2018 - April 14, 2019 on Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm What We Carried
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm What We Carried
Occurring Tuesday, January 1, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm What We Carried
Occurring Monday, January 21, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm What We Carried
Occurring Friday, January 4, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm What We Carried
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
230 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
http://www.kalamazoomuseum.org
Email: museumstaff@kvcc.edu
Phone: (269) 373-7990

Photographer Jim Lommasson created a project that showcases the significant personal items that Iraqi and Syrian refugees brought with them when they immigrated to the United States. Along with their mementos, these refugees share their stories, telling us what it really means to have to leave one's homeland forever. In their search for a better future for themselves and their families, these small objects, images, and memories represent what they left behind.

The more than 85 images and stories represents what brings all of us together: our love for family, friends, and home. All of the pieces in this exhibition will be presented in both English and Arabic.

The What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria traveling exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Jim Lommasson and the Arab American National Museum. The exhibition is funded by the Oregon Regional Arts Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, Ruth Ann Brown, and the Arab American National Museum.