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Milagros en la Frontera. Folk Paintings of Mexican Migrants to the U.S.

January 16 – April 12, 1998

In addition to their artistic values, the retablos in this exhibition are powerful sociological documents airing the subjects of greatest concern to migrants: hazards of border crossings; trials of finding work in an alien country; tribulations of working through legal problems; illness and accidents in a foreign land; the gratification of achieving a small business; and the relief felt when migrants return home to their families.

Participating Artists


Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey

Organizing Institution

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, made possible through a generous grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Displayed at

West Wing Gallery