Middle East Studies

Exhibition Opening – Transient Matter

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Curator’s Talk, 5:00 p.m. | Friedman Hall
Reception, 6:00 p.m. | Haffenreffer Museum Gallery at Manning Hall.

Free and open to the public

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is proud to announce our next exhibit installation, opening February 20th, 2020, Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean.

Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean brings the realities, perils, and the humanity of migrations and border-crossings to the Haffenreffer Museum through an exhibition of things discarded by migrants who crossed the Aegean to reach Greece, artwork created by migrants in camps and detention centers once there, and photographs and videos produced by the curators…   

This is a two-part event, beginning with the Curator’s Talk at 5:00 p.m. in Friedman Hall, followed by the Reception at 6:00 p.m. at the Haffenreffer Museum Gallery at Manning Hall. Both the Talk and Reception are open and free to the public, supported by generous donation to the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum and the Decolonial Initiative at Brown University.    

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Transient Matter - Curators’ Talk

Feb. 20, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Friedman Hall, Room 102

  • Discuss the people, matter, and research behind the exhibition with the curatorial team, including Yannis Hamilakis, L. Darcy Hackley, Sherena Razek, and Ayşe Şanlı. 

Transient Matter - Opening Reception

Feb. 20, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Manning Hall Gallery
21 Prospect Street, Providence RI

  • Celebrate this first look at the new exhibition alongside museum staff and curators. 

Content Warning: The content of this exhibition may be emotionally stressful or upsetting for some visitors, including mentions of war and violence, political, religious, or gender-based persecution, racism, loss, and death.

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