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Members Preview Party—AN AMERICAN STORY
October 1, 2019, 6:00 pm–8:00 pmFree
Join us in the Frank Family Foundation Gallery for a private reception to kick off this moving exhibit. Meet some of our featured subjects, friends from CIRI and the curators over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Free
About the Exhibition
October 2, 2019 through January 6, 2020
This fall we are thrilled to feature the award-winning exhibition, An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County, which highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants who have built new lives in southwestern Connecticut. A series of photographic portraits and biographical narratives share how 10 individuals from Cambodia, Congo, Cuba, Hungary, India, Venezuela, Colombia, Rwanda and Syria have rebuilt their lives and created a sense of home. Seeking safety and opportunity here, refugees and immigrants from around the world have added to the fabric of our communities. Three of the featured individuals have settled in Greenwich. As our neighbors, coworkers, parents, artists, students, friends and many others from our town are included in a wall of historic and contemporary photos; they are part of the Greenwich community setting down roots of their own. The exhibition also honors the 100th anniversary of the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), founded in 1918 to help new immigrants on their journey to making a home in Fairfield County.