2016 Exhibition Tour Dates – UN & NYC Public Library

Aug. 15 – 26, 2016 – United Nations Headquarters, NYC

Exhibitions for the general public are organized for the general public at the UN Headquarters in New York and displayed in the Visitors’ Lobby, which is part of the General Assembly building.
Location:
United Nations Headquarters
Visitors’ Lobby
Entrance: 1st Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017

Admission:
Admission is free.
Monday-Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

**Government-issued photo identification is required for visitors 16 years of age and older**

More information about UN exhibitions

Photo by Steve Cadman – originally posted to Flickr as The United Nations Building, CC BY-SA 2.0

“NO HOME TO GO TO” Exhibition 2016 Tour Dates

Fleeing battle fronts and fearing persecution, thousands of civilians continue to seek asylum in neighboring countries.  Families, many with small children, seek safety and a better life.  They languish in makeshift communities where food and accommodations are minimal and relief is hard to come by.  Their plight is creating an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.

The above description appears to once again capture what is happening in today’s world.  Yet these words describe what occurred more than seventy years ago, when displaced persons in Europe fled their homes and uprooted their lives, in the last year of World War II, because of the approaching Soviet forces.

“No Home To Go To: Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-1952” documents this earlier refugee crisis through the memories, documents, photographs, and memorabilia of families and individuals who lived through the experience of fleeing their homeland, living in displaced persons camps, and, finally, finding a new home in a new land.  The exhibition will open at three additional locations in 2016:

  • May 15 through June 29, 2016:   Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada, 2185 Stavebank Rd., Mississauga ON  L5C 1T3, Canada (near Toronto)
  • August 15 through August 26:  United Nations, 801 First Avenue (corner of 45th Street and First Avenue), New York, NY 10017
  • October 7 through December 31:  Science, Industry, and Business Library at the New York Public Library, 188 Madison Avenue @ 34th Street; New York, NY 10016
  • PERMANENT EXHIBITION: Concurrently now through Dec. 31, 2016: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629
  • PERMANENTLY ONLINE at www.displacedpersons.org.

Organized by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, in collaboration with several institutions in the U.S. and abroad, the exhibition captures, for the first time in an exhibition, what happened seventy years ago while drawing incisive lessons for the current refugee crisis.

Before opening in Toronto and New York, the exhibition was on view in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and several locations in Lithuania.  Wherever it is presented, the exhibition organizers feature additional insights and materials from former displaced persons and encourage the recording of these experiences through a physical and on-line survey.  These responses and additional materials can be reached at the following website: www.displacedpersons.org.

 

The programs are partially supported by Grants from the following organizations: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Illinois Arts Council, Kazickas Family Foundation, Lithuanian Foundation, Illinois Humanities Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago, Women’s Guild of the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Latvian Foundation, Cultural Foundation of the World Federation of Free Latvians, National Archives of Estonia, and private donors.