Between 2 Worlds: Untold Stories of Refugees from Laos

Overview

Between 2 Worlds: Untold Stories of Refugees from Laos
September 1 - October 28, 2022

Representations of four homes, along with artifacts and cultural objects, highlight stories of refugees from Laos and multi-ethnic Lao American history. 

“Between Two Worlds” presents crucial stages of the Lao refugee experience, inviting visitors to contemplate ideas of “home” as seen through the eyes of people for whom the notion is precarious, and for those who have lived or are still living between two worlds. Developed by the Center for Lao Studies, this traveling exhibit highlights ways in which refugees from Laos exerted pressure on cultural norms, and how survival involved both radical loss and creative adaptation.