Opening on October 21 at the American Swedish Museum in Philadelphia are three complementary exhibits that build on the refugee theme: Portraits of Migration: Sweden Beyond the Headlines a series of 20 images that explore the stories of those who have found asylum in Sweden.
Better shelter on the museum’s lawn is a hands-on experience of the refugee shelter developed through funding by the IKEA Foundation in cooperation with UNHCR and
Magnus Wennman’s Where the Children Sleep, a series of 22 captivating photographs that document the tragic consequences of the refugee crisis. Wennman has captured what the simple act of bedtime brings for the youngest and most vulnerable refugees. Each photograph comes with captions by journalist Carina Bergfeldt of how these children and their families struggle through the Middle East and Europe while making the harrowing journey out of Syria.

All three exhibits will be on view at ASHM through March. The exhibit opens with a day-long fair on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.-4 p.m., an education fair to connect people with the refugee community. Speakers share their personal experiences and refugee aid groups from the greater Philadelphia area will be on site to meet with members of the public and let you know how you can help with this, the most important human rights issue of our time.


Admission to the fair and the museum on this day will be free. For more info, call 215.389.1776 or see

See Wennman's photo exhibit online, at the UN Refugee Agency website: Where the Children Sleep/UNHCR