Migration is Beautiful

Favianna Rodriguez2018

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Washington D.C., United States

Many of Rodriguez’s shared online works, such as "Migration Is Beautiful," have become widely used and recognized in contemporary immigration advocacy. The monarch butterfly is a symbol of fluid migratory patterns that span the Americas across political borders. By combining this symbol with a positive and declarative statement, Rodriguez connects migration to the ebb and flow of the universe. 


  • Title: Migration is Beautiful
  • Creator: Favianna Rodriguez
  • Date Created: 2018
  • Credit Line: Favianna Rodriguez, "Migration Is Beautiful," 2018, digital image, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment, 2020.38.3, © 2020, Favianna Rodriguez
  • Medium: digital image

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