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Madrecitas: Exposicion de Pequeno Formato

Screen shot 2013-09-10 at 12.57.36 PMThe Museum has hosted it’s first all-Spanish exhibit, an art exhibit from Mexicali, Mexico. This is the first ever United States exhibition, making it now an international exhibit. The organizers of the exhibit are artists themselves and drivers of the artist community. They started this small format exhibit to provide an opportunity for their students to gain exhibit experience. Now, five years later, the blossoming students of CETYS Universidad are joined by artists ranging from Southern California to Mexico City and as far as Spain.

Based in a hallway of CETYS Universidad, the inaugural exhibit had 60 pieces. In 2013 the exhibit boasts 300 pieces (which I hung with an student curator – took 3 days) from artists ranging from Southern California to Mexico City and includes 2D, 3D and video format. The exhibit represents the vibrant artistic community just across the border.

This is one of the best events we have done at the museum. It engaged a new audience, had an amazing energy level, and epitomized the type of dialogue I want to encourage at this museum. I’m very proud of this one.

 

Museums and Communities Collaborating Abroad

Had a productive meeting with several community members regarding the AAM’s Museums and Community Collaborations Abroad grant. Once again this museum community has a brilliant idea for a project. We are working to developing partnerships and programs that will  strengthen the relationships between a community divided by an artificial border: the Yuman people of the southwest USA and Baja California, Mexico.

 

I’m ridiculously excited about this project. Though the deadline is fast approaching, with a little hard work we can get the information together… and what do we do around here except work hard, I ask you?