How Did We Get Here? Migration Exhibit, Nov 1 - Dec 3


Contributed by Colette Matisco

The exhibition and event series How Did We Get Here? seeks to enrich the local dialogue on migration and displacement, both here and in the wider world. It is a community response to trends in the national conversation about migration, as well as to the show how the light gets in at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell. 

How Did We Get Here? opens on First Friday Gallery Night, November 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through December 3 at the CAP ArtSpace Gallery at 110 N. Tioga St. on the Ithaca Commons. The gallery show features political cartoons about migration from around the world curated by Nicaraguan cartoonist and Ithaca City of Asylum artist-in-residence and Ithaca College Honors Program International Visiting Scholar  Pedro X. Molina; photography and text from the Their Story is Our Story project curated by Ithaca College Associate Professor Paul Wilson; and reflections on the Johnson Museum’s exhibition by graphic design students of IC Assistant Professor Patti Capaldi.

How Did We Get Here? is organized by the People’s Pop-Up Project, an ad hoc consortium of individuals and community groups. The local nonprofit Weave Community is hosting the effort. Partners include Ithaca City of Asylum, the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, Open Doors English, WRFI Community Radio and Cinemapolis.

Contact: Kati Lustyik, CFE Resident Fellow,