Opening of the special exhibit "Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey"
Date & Time: Friday, February 2, 2018. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The history of the more than 20,000 Bhutanese-Nepali people in Columbus is rapidly becoming the history of Ohio. This exhibit consists of 30 photographs of members of the Bhutanese-Nepali community, taken by Tariq Tarey. Each photograph is accompanied by a narrative written by Doug Rutledge that explains each individual’s history. The photographs emphasize the historic sequence of the Bhutanese-Nepali refugee experience; from living and working in Bhutan, to being forced to leave Bhutan, the experience of living in refugee camps in Nepal for 20 years or more, to resettlement in Columbus, finding jobs, buying homes and finally becoming American citizens. Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors: Photographs by Tariq Tarey is on loan from of the Ohio History Connection. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with the exception of holiday hours and closings. Admission is included with the price of a museum ticket. Members are admitted for free. The exhibit is open through May 25, 2017. Sponsored by William Rutherford and Nancy Gaines Platt.