Exhibition Tour: Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage

Date: 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:30pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sepia photograph of three members of the Okapis troupe wearing kimonos and posing with paper fansJoin curator Matthew Wittmann for a tour of Houghton Library's major fall exhibition "Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage" (on view through December 15). Admission is free: no tickets required.

Much of the richness and vitality of the performing arts in the United States derives from creative talent originating elsewhere. "Treading the Borders" explores how successive waves of immigration transformed the American stage, highlighting the virtuosity and resilience of a diverse group of actors, artists, and entertainers from the colonial era to the present day.