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Virtual Tour of the Museum of Latin-American Art

September 19, 2024 ∙ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Add to Calendar 2024-09-19 19:00:00 2024-09-19 20:00:00 America/Chicago Virtual Tour of the Museum of Latin-American Art Explore a museum dedicated to ground-breaking exhibits of Latin-American and Latinx artists. Event is led by museum docents. Have paper and pencil ready for an interactive activity. Signup required. external
Virtual Tour of the Museum of Latin-American Art

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Explore Latin-American Art:  Virtual tour of the Museum of Latin-American Art in Long Beach, California.

Let's celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by virtually visiting MOLAA, a pioneering museum dedicated to ground-breaking exhibits of Latin-American and Latinx artists.

Join us for a one-hour presentation led by two museum docents. Have paper and pencil ready for an interactive activity at the end. Signup required. Please signup with a valid email address to receive the link to join via Zoom. 

This exhibition presents a critical selection from MOLAA’s permanent collection. Most of these works were created by artists who are still living and working. Thanks to the generosity and foresight of donors, lenders, and curators, the social emphasis in the collection is strong, just as it is in Latin America. Artists featured include Sandra Boulanger (French-Bolivian, 1966), Amalia Caputo (Venezuela, 1964), Daniela Edburg (United States, 1975), Ingrid Hernandez (Mexico, 1974), Natalia Iguiñiz (Peru, 1973), Veronica Riedel (Guatemala, 1961), Cinthya Soto (Costa Rica, 1969), Miguel Alvear (Ecuador, 1964), Carlos Garaicoa Manso (Cuba, 1967), Nereo López-Meza (Colombia, 1920-2015) among others.

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) established in 1996 in Long Beach, California, is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. MOLAA has played a pivotal role in showcasing the diverse and vibrant artistic expressions of this region, such as artworks by renowned artists like Tamayo, Matta, Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros, and Tunga. Through its exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives, MOLAA honors the richness and complexity of Latin American and Latino art while fostering dialogue and understanding within the community.

Leslie Jimenez
 is an education program manager and was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She holds a B.A in Art History and Cultural Anthropology and is currently pursuing an MA in Library Science. Her studio background lies in Photography and Indigenous Arts. She has dedicated her time to the humanities by educating inner-city youth and developing the MOLAA Research Library. As a first-generation graduate and beneficiary of arts programming, she is committed to providing resources for students and community members. FUN FACT: She's performed at Santa Barbara's annual town fiestas with her Folklorico group.

Dr. Alison Heney is the VP of Learning and Public Programs at MOLAA with over 16 years of experience in designing and executing arts curriculum for academic and community enrichment. Her area of specialization is in K-12 education and Latin American/Latinx art. Dr. Alison Heney also serves as the program co-chair for MuseWeb, the largest international conference dedicated to technology and innovation in the cultural heritage sector. FUN FACT: She can eat her body weight in tacos al pastor.

MOLAA is founded on the practice of inclusivity, equity, and empathy, MOLAA's educational and interpretive programs effectively relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical contexts to deepen audience understanding; foster creative and innovative thinking as essential life skills; and empower underrepresented communities with ways to create, perform, respond, and connect personal meaning with the world around them.

This program was made possible by the collaboration of these libraries: Warren-Newport Public Library, Roselle Public Library, Tinley Park Public Library, Cook Memorial Public Library District, Wauconda Area Public Library, Wilmette Public Library, Ela Area Public Library, and Algonquin Area Public Library District.

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