Date(s) - 02/19/2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
$12 adults, $9 full-time students, $7 ages 2–12.
noon-5 p.m. Tues.–Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through March 8. Culled from the photographic series of the same name, this exhibit pushes viewers to consider how the treatment that migrants receive serves as a reflection of who we are and who we want to be as Americans. Kiefer carefully arranged and photographed objects seized and discarded by border officials—objects deemed “potentially lethal” or “non-essential” among a variety of belongings crucial for sustenance, hygiene, protection, comfort, and emotional strength. He found these items in the garbage while working as a janitor at a Customs and Border Protection station in Ajo, Arizona from 2003-2014. Combining documentary and fine art photography, Kiefer’s images represent a poignant portrait of the hardships of migration and a call to return to human decency in how we treat each other. Ages 11 and older; parental discretion advised due to mature subject matter”