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'Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration'

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Courtesy of the artist.
Roberto Benavidez's<i> "</i>Moonrise Over Skunk Point" is a 2019 work of piñata-style crepe paper.
Every week from October 28, 2022 until April 30, 2023.
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park
$0-$14

From the museum:
The exhibition Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration is one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This groundbreaking show includes more than 80 works made by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. and explores how piñatas are designed, constructed and executed, along with the role they play in modern material culture and in artistic practices. Work by traditional piñateros will be featured alongside the creations of artists who reinvent and reinterpret the piñata to form a burgeoning, expressive media. Made with humor, biting wit and skilled craftsmanship, this is a vital and constantly evolving field for artmaking.

This exhibition is guest curated by Emily Zaiden, Director of the Craft in America Center, and is a reimagining of the exhibition featured at Craft in America in 2021.

Participating Artists:
Diana Benavidez, Roberto Benavidez, Sita Bhaumik (Estamos Contra el Muro), Mari Carson, Amorette Crespo, Justin Favela, Lisbeth Palacios, Francisco Palomares, Yesenia Prieto, Josue Ramirez, Lorena Robletto, Isaias Rodriguez, Ana Serrano, Giovanni Valderas, Pinata Design Studio, and Piñata District

More information here.

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Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park

1439 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101
619-239-0003
mingei@mingei.org

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