Art about Migration

Migration is central to human experience

Migration is central to human experience, and art history reflects that. Skipping through time and geography, we explore Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, Lapita pottery, the Akbarnama, and the Mexica codex “Tira de la Peregrinación,” and also discuss contemporary art about migration. This episode was made in partnership with Smarthistory.

Cite this page as: The Art Assignment, "Art about Migration," in Smarthistory, May 14, 2019, accessed June 20, 2024,