The Warmth of Other Suns

Stories of Global Displacement

June 22 - September 22, 2019

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell in partnership with the New Museum, New York and based on the exhibition The Restless Earth, which was shown at the Triennale in Milan in 2017, this exhibition will present historical and contemporary works by over 60 artists—from the United States as well as Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, UK, Vietnam, and more—whose work poses urgent questions around the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current global refugee crisis.

Through installations, videos, paintings, and documentary images, The Warmth of Other Suns: Stories of Global Displacement will explore both real and imaginary geographies, reconstructing personal and collective tales of migration. Overlaying historical experiences of migration to and within the United States with the current plight of refugees around the world, the exhibition will bring together a multitude of voices and expose the universality of migration as an experience shared by many. The exhibition will also focus on how artists bear witness to both historical events and more subtle shifts in cultural landscapes.


The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection in partnership with the New Museum in New York.

Brought to you by trustees and friends of the Phillips: Nancy and Charles Clarvit, Lindsay and Henry Ellenbogen, Barbara and Bob Hall, Tom and Claudia Henteleff, Bonnie and Harold Himmelman, Micheline Klagsbrun and Ken Grossinger and The CrossCurrents Foundation, Mirella and Dani Levinas, Ronald and Toni Paul, Eric Richter, Scott Spector and Sandra Masur, Alice Phillips and Daniel Swistel, Elizabeth Williams and Thomas Moore, Judy and Leo Zickler, Alan and Irene Wurtzel, Robert Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker, and The Estate of Jack Rachlin. 

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