This project Web site and blog follows the students' progress in creating their ofrendas. Here we present the videos they have made, in which they relate their perspectives and insights as they honor their ancestors. Their final ofrendas and videos will be on view in an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts between October 23 through December 2.
As part of the MIA's new initiative to present and collect the art of our times, the museum has begun a new program of Artists in Residency. The goal of the program is to increase access to the MIA's encyclopedic collection of contemporary and historical art. Artists in residence at the MIA work with specialists from across the museum's curatorial departments, exploring their collections, engaging in dialogues across times and cultures, and providing our visitors with new perspectives on the museum's richly diverse historical collections.
How can you tell the difference between a lithograph and a silkscreen? How are etchings and aquatints done? How is a woodcut made? Watch contemporary printmakers demonstrate relief, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting processes in clear, easy-to-follow steps as they create prints based on the same simple image of a tree.