Creating casa 

March 23–April 23, 2019 

For many Latinxs the notion of home is fractured or complicated by immigration. Latinxs started migrating to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the 1950s and 1960s, mostly from the Caribbean and South America. Central Americans followed thereafter in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite leaving their countries of origin, Latinxs found ways to make home. Whether it is through neighborhoods, foods, churches, work or oneself, Latinxs continue to excavate a home in and throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Featured artist Jennifer Albarracin Moya, Karla Casique, Veronica Melendez, Keyris Manzanares, and Luis Peralta Del Valle contemplate the notion of home amidst—or as a result of—distance and separation. 

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