“The Warmth of Other Sons: Stories of Global Displacement” borrows its title from Richard Wright’s acclaimed memoir Black Boy, and from Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning account of the Great Migration, in which six million Black Americans traveled north to escape the brutality of the rural South. The three-floor exhibit presents the work of 75 artists tracing their personal and collective experiences of migration — from the plight of the internally displaced and victims of human trafficking, to those who cross national and international borders in search of economic opportunity, to asylum seekers fleeing war and violence in their home countries. The exhibit is made more impactful and authentic by the fact that many of the artists are themselves migrants and refugees.

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