Carnegie Museums Partner For Series About How Migration Affects The World Around Us

Mar 26, 2018

The ways migration affects people, animals and the environment is the focus of an upcoming event series through the Carnegie Museums featuring live performances, speakers and a documentary debut, all centered around the theme of movement.

Events for "Becoming Migrant" will be spread across the Carnegie Museums of Natural History, Art, the Science Center and the Andy Warhol Museum from April 5 through 27.

The initiative opens with a showing of "Mali Blues," a documentary about Malian artists who use performance as a way to stand up against religious extremism. 

The series will also mark the U.S. premiere of Birdie, an award-winning Spanish multimedia performance about mass migration.

Edith Doron, the program manager for the event, said the interdisciplinary nature of using four different museums should make the conversation accessible to more people.

"It's about taking audiences and sort of cross-polinating them," Doron said. "Putting people in places that are a little different from what they're used to, and then just kind of stoking the fire."

Doron said she hopes visitors leave "Becoming Migrant" events with more introspection about their own migration journeys, and those of their ancestors.

A full list of the program's events can be found here.