“The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places” Traveling Exhibit
THE MISSOURI IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: FACES AND PLACES is a collection of contemporary and archival photography, and is particularly relevant as it celebrates the irrefutable role of immigrants in the development of St. Louis and Missouri and simultaneously illuminates the human side of immigration in Missouri today. Early in the 19th century, Missouri began welcoming waves of immigrants from Germany and Ireland, followed by Italian, Polish, Greek, and Eastern European Jewish communities establishing themselves closer to the turn of the century. By 1900, St. Louis, Missouri was the fourth-largest city in America, and one of the most predominantly foreign born in the entire country. THE MISSOURI IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE: FACES AND PLACES exhibit from the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, was curated by Danny Gonzales and features photos by Juan Montana, Amela Sinanagic, Oscar Pedroza and Rita Chu. This project was done in support of the German Heritage Corridor of Missouri, and in partnership with the Missouri Germans Consortium and the Missouri Humanities Council.
This exhibit is on display from Thursday, June 1, 2017 through Saturday, August 5, 2017.