Panel Discussion: The Impact of Immigration on Arts and Culture in the US

2018 marks the centenary of the late Philadelphia artist Romas Viesulas and the centenary of the modern statehood of Lithuania, the country in which he was born. Because of the Soviet occupation of Lithuania after World War II, Viesulas immigrated to the United States. As an artist in exile, he taught printmaking for 25 years at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. His teaching invited students to celebrate diveersity and their unique cultural inheritance. 

On Wednesday, November 14, a panel discussion will be held at 4:30 pm to focus on the impact of immigration on arts and culture in the United States. Free and open to the public.


  • Rolandas Krisciunas, Lithuanian Ambassador
  • Irene Chambers, Curator of No Home to Go to exhibition 
  • Tatiana Reinoa, PhD, Art Historian, Dartmouth College
  • Margo Natalie Crawford, PhD, University of Pennsylvania scholar, African American Literature
  • Fred Jerome, Author of Einstein on Race and Racism

Image credit: Romas Viesulas, Olympics, 1984, lithograph

  • Date & Time

    11/14/18, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Location

    Science Education + Research Center, 1925 N. 12th Street, Room 110 A/B