Object Stories: Person, Place, Thing

Person, Place, Thing

Objects and the Making of a New Life

FEB 20 – MAY 14, 2016

Kue Mah Wah’s Karen bible.

Ahlam’s sewing machine.

Objects linking past lives to the present. Most carried across borders, all imbued with hope, pain, love, and loss. These objects are from Portland Meet Portland community members, and provide a glimpse into the lives of 5 Portland, OR international refugees.

This exhibition was developed in partnership with Portland Meet Portland, a local non-profit which welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, creating mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities that promote cross-cultural learning, enhance work skills and build trust.

This story is 1 minute 50 seconds.


This story is 2 minutes 39 seconds.


This story is 1 minute.


This story is 1 minute 49 seconds.


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