The Identifying “Home” in Disrupted Narratives exhibit examines the concept of home as it relates to five varied populations and communities that have been forced to reconcile with an altered sense of belonging. We explore the varying emotional tolls and effects of our five disrupted narratives by analyzing productions of art, first and secondhand historical accounts, photography, community advocacy, and more.

           From Vietnamese immigrants left grappling with identity to Vietnam War veterans returning to communities that reject them, from the various immigrant groups that have formed coalitions to help each other in a new world, and even to those who have been condemned to capital punishment by their own countrymen, we are interested in those who have complex relationships with “home.”  The scope of this exhibit is ambitious, and the feelings that are centered are intimate: sadness, anger, betrayal, pride, and shame. Each of the communities presented here experienced an altered address in various extremes. In this exhibit we intend to highlight the silenced voices of those who have moved and been moved, and to center, in their own words and efforts, how each attempts to reconcile with and reclaim the concept of home.