Museum as Sanctuary: Giving Voice to Tucson’s Refugees
The Tucson Museum of Art will host an exhibition of works created by the Museum as Sanctuary participants entitled Museum as Sanctuary: Giving Voice to Tucson’s Refugees. This exhibition is an opportunity to display works of art—and stories—that highlight culture, community, and identity.
Currently in the third year, 2012 – 2013, the Museum as Sanctuary Program is a unique partnership with The Hopi Foundation’s Owl & Panther Project and the Tucson Museum of Art. The Hopi Foundation’s Owl & Panther Project works with refugee families in the Tucson area who have been impacted by torture, trauma or traumatic dislocation. At TMA individuals have focused on the benefits of creative expression through art-making and in-gallery activities. Participants of the program come from countries all around the world such as Iraq, Bhutan, Nepal, Somalia, Ethiopia, and the Congo to name a few.