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Huddled Masses Project Reception and an Artist Presentation

Huddled Masses Project Reception and an Artist PresentationArtist Ramin Samandari talks about the ongoing project, Huddled Masses, Who We Are and personal experience as an immigrant, leading to my latest photography project on Immigration. 4 Add to DreamList12jan3:00 pm5:00 pm

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Join us for an interactive reception for the photo installation Huddled Masses, Who We are at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures with artist Ramin Samandari. Ramin will lead a discussion on migration, diversity, and the inspiration behind the project that led to the artwork.

Title of the presentation: “migrant experience from an artist point of view”

Bio of the Artist/speaker  – Ramin Samandari

Iranian-born photographer, I arrived in Odessa, Texas in 1978 at age 17, sent there by my parents in the midst of the Iranian revolution. At the time I thought I might return to my homeland in a few years with a medical degree, but then the Iran-Iraq War broke out, so I renewed my U.S. visa, eventually got a green card, and in 1990 became a U.S. citizen.
My work is in the permanent collection at San Antonio Museum of Art, University of Texas at San Antonio, The Tobin Center for the Performing Art and Institute of Texan Cultures.


January 12, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd

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