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Media outlets love to report tales of immigrants seeking safety in a new part of the world. Some are heartwarming (Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcoming Syrian refugees at an airport), some are devastating (a TED Radio Hour about a woman who survived four days at sea after her boat capsized), but each one forces audiences to consider how serious these journeys are. A new exhibition at the George Washington University Museum asks artists and viewers to consider these voyages in different mediums. Inspired by locations around the world, the invited artists and participants in the juried show use traditional and experimental art forms to tell these stories. Quilter Sandra Lauterbach uses fabric and thread to create her “Wailing Wall of Krakow,” a collage of photos and passports of Polish immigrants. Nebo Lavrencik crafts delicate feet out of paper to represent the experience of Somalian refugees in “Mogadishu” (pictured). By placing these impactful works in the proper historical context, visitors learn about these significant events while evaluating their artistic merit. The exhibition is on view Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., to Sept. 4, at the George Washington University Museum, 701 21st St. NW. $8 suggested donation. (202) 994-5200. museum.gwu.edu.