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March 21 @ 10:00 am - August 23 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Thirty-six contemporary artists, including Mona Hatoum, Brendan Fernandes, and Ai Weiwei, meditate on the theme of sanctuary through the unexpected medium of traditionally woven rugs. These arresting artworks challenge viewers to think about sanctuary in the context of conflict, mass migration, and the personal quest to arrive and belong. Shrouding the rugs will be a bespoke gallery design by MIT-based artist Dr. Azra AkÅ¡amija. Composed of more than 2,000 used t-shirts donated to the Museum, these waves of shredded fabric…

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