New York City, NY
Syria, Then and Now: Stories from Refugees a Century Apart recounts the changing stories of refugees in Syria over time—then and now—and places their differing experiences, a century apart, in a global context.
The exhibition presents thirteenth-century Ayyubid ceramics that were unearthed in Raqqa, Syria, by the Circassian refugees, who were searching for bricks to build homes. The plight of current-day Syrian refugees is the focus of three contemporary artists whose work is also on view.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.