Atlantic City, NJ
Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, Noyes Museum of Art, and South Jersey Culture and History Center have collaborated to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long-standing cultural diversity, cultivated through successive waves of immigration and migration.
Since the earliest days of European colonization within South Jersey, the area has provided homes to people of diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. The history is rich, engaging, and less-well-known than it might be. We hope to raise awareness within the wider community of this history of diversity along with its lasting impact on our area. Multimedia exhibitions presenting cultural contexts focusing on the underlying social causes of emigration and migration such as exile and assimilation. Artists will interpret the stories of immigrant communities through paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture and literature. The exhibitions will contextualize an empathetic understanding of immigrants both past and present and seek to answer unresolved questions.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.