Sandra Cisneros Exhibition Tour, The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community
July 27, 2016
6:30 pm – SOLD OUT!
Award-winning author Sandra Cisneros and Tey Marianna Nunn, Director of the NHCC’s Art Museum, conduct an intimate and personal tour of the art exhibition The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community. The exhibition, organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, uses Cisneros’ beloved coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street, first published in 1984, to address issues surrounding childhood, growing up, community, and identity. The visual artists featured in the exhibition explore experiences prevalent in working class neighborhoods from various cities, ethnic backgrounds, and walks of life to identify commonalities in their coming-of-age experiences. The works of art feature major themes of the book, including hope, personal dreams, hardship, disillusionment, family, community, home, identity, relationships, independence, coming of age, and storytelling.
Ms. Cisneros and Dr. Nunn will provide an engaging and fun experience, filled with anecdotes and personal stories, in this special, one-of-a-kind exhibition tour, limited to 40 participants. All proceeds go to support future projects at the NHCC’s Art Museum.
Cost $25. Limited to 40 participants.
Photo by Alan Goldfarb