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The Newest Americans

AUDIENCE: Adults, High School Students

RENTAL FEE: $2,250 + shipping for an 8-week booking

SIZE: 100 to 200 linear feet

SECURITY: Moderate

INSTALLATION IMAGES: View online here

The hopes, dreams, and concerns of new U.S. citizens vividly come to life through arresting full-color photographs and personal stories.


"Saying the word immigration has become an invitation to an argument. Perhaps that was always true. On the one hand, our history supplies countless examples of the sins and transgressions committed in our ceaseless struggle to say who has the right to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. On the other hand, we call ourselves a nation of immigrants and take pride in the mythology of the melting pot.

"In the months following a bitter election that saw the definition of what it means to be an American called into question, we witnessed 20,000 people become naturalized U.S. Citizens. We asked how they came to this country [and] what the American Dream means to them." - Sam Comen and Michael Estrin

The Newest Americans encourages visitors to see the United States and the immigration process through the eyes of new citizens representing over 20 origin countries. All photos were taken and interviews conducted in the moments immediately prior to and following two naturalization ceremonies in February and March of 2017. Learn more about the initial project, and view the photographs and accompanying narratives, here.

The exhibition includes:

  • (28) full-color portraits ranging in size from 14" x 20" to 36" x 40"
  • First-person narratives from the citizens (read them here ["Message to the President" not included])
  • Citizenship test and suggestions for other interactives
  • Guide for a high school project tie-in
  • Exhibition press kit with digital images
  • Suggested programming ideas

The Newest Americans, an exhibition from Sam Comen (photography) and Michael Estrin (reporting), is produced in partnership with The California Museum and traveled by Exhibit Envoy.

   
TOP ROW, LEFT: Elyvanie Mukangoga, Rwanda. TOP ROW, RIGHT: Durdu Fidikci, Turkey. 2ND ROW: Maria Teresa Cervantes, Mexico, and her daughter and grandson. 3RD ROW, LEFT: Freddy Castro, Ecuador. 3RD ROW, RIGHT: Solina Safaei, Iran. BOTTOM ROW: Gallery mockup for The California Museum, Sacramento.

SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY:

April 3, 2018 – July 8, 2018
The California Museum, Sacramento
July 29, 2018 – October 21, 2018
AVAILABLE
November 4, 2018 – December 30, 2018
AVAILABLE
January 13, 2019 – March 10, 2019
AVAILABLE
March 31, 2019 – May 26, 2019 AVAILABLE
June 9, 2019 – August 4, 2019 AVAILABLE
August 18, 2019 – October 13, 2019
AVAILABLE
October 27, 2019 – December 22, 2019 AVAILABLE
January 5, 2020 – March 1, 2020 AVAILABLE
March 15, 2020 – May 10, 2020 AVAILABLE
May 24, 2020 – July 19, 2020 AVAILABLE
August 2, 2020 – September 27, 2020 AVAILABLE
October 11, 2020 – December 6, 2020 AVAILABLE


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