"Baggage Claims" L-R: Work by Mohamad Hafez, Avery Lawrence. Joel Ross


Baggage Claims

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Feb. 1-May 12
Time Varies
Art, Museums

The word “baggage” is freighted with meaning in western culture. More than a suitcase in which we pack our stuff for an adventure by land, sea, or air, the word also connotes the invisible burdens we carry with us every day, be they psychological, physical, or spiritual. In this exhibition, 18 artists from around the world investigate baggage as object, symbol, and metaphor. Their ideas go beyond the individual, however, to embrace mobility in a global culture, the fraught histories of immigration, and the politics of movement.