Birdie by Agrupación Señor Serrano
Birdie by Agrupación Señor Serrano

Carnegie Museums
April 5 – 27
Various times

The second installment of Carnegie Nexus invites the public to cross boundaries and forge new perspectives.

According to the United Nations, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 244 million in 2015 — a 41 percent increase since 2000 that includes nearly 20 million refugees.

Nexus is delving deep into this global topic to examine the far-reaching impact of natural and unnatural migration from a wide variety of perspectives. An eclectic group of writers, artists and thought leaders — from a Pulitzer Prize winner to Venice Biennale participants — will present fascinating programs exploring human migration, immigration, the plight of refugees, the environment and more.

Featuring nine performances, films and conversations, “Becoming Migrant …What moves you?” kicks off April 5 with the U.S. premiere of Lutz Gregor’s documentary, “Mali Blues.” Chronicling the lives of Malian musicians in exile, the engrossing film features renowned musician Fatoumata Diawara, who will perform as part of Nexus on April 13.

Not to miss on April 6 is a conversation with Jad Abumrad, host of NPR’s RadioLab, who will join Carnegie Museum of Natural History director Eric Dorfman and Powdermill avian migration specialist Luke DeGroote to discuss how mass movement has shaped evolution.

Showcasing innovators across the arts and sciences, other highlights include readings, talks and workshops at Alphabet City and Carnegie Museums of Art of Natural History.

The series culminates with the U.S. premiere of “Birdie,” a multimedia performance by Barcelona’s Agrupación Señor Serrano, at the New Hazlett Theater.

Learn more and view a complete schedule.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...