Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary

June 7 - August 15, 2019
Opening Reception with artists: Friday, June 7th, 6 - 8:30pm
Philadelphia, PA

Swarthmore College presents Friends at Twelve Gates Arts. Friends includes works by fifteen unique artists that explore the relationships between personal experiences, culture, and history.

Driven by questions about displacement and refuge, history and experience to explore art's capacity to build empathy and create deeper senses of belonging, Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary is a deep collaboration between Swarthmore College Libraries and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Major support for Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from Swarthmore’s Cooper Series, Swarthmore College Libraries, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more about the project at fps.swarthmore.edu.



Through a unique and thought-provoking atmosphere,
Twelve Gates Arts aims to showcase international, multidisciplinary arts
bound by the sensibilities of a diasporic identity.

We seek to create and promote projects in our community
that cross geographic and cultural boundaries.