ArtBreak with Professor Caroline Nagel
March 23, 2022
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Anila Quayyum Agha’s artwork highlights the challenges that newcomers face in the United States as well as the hopes they bring for a better future. These immigrant stories reveal this country to be both a melting pot that has absorbed millions of people from different places and cultures and a place of deep, persistent exclusion. Caroline Nagel, migration specialist and professor of geography at UofSC, considers the conflicting impulses that run through America’s immigration history. Drawing on her own family’s immigration story and on contemporary narratives of the U.S.-Mexico border, she shows how “becoming American” is, above all, a struggle over the boundaries of the national community.
Coffee and tea available for purchase from Curiosity Coffee Bar beginning at 10:00 a.m. Free with membership or admission. Join today!
ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA, drawing connections between their areas of expertise and the topics in the show.
This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.
Special thanks to the Richard L. Walker Institute of International Studies at UofSC for their help in securing this speaker.