October 2021 Family Sunday | Mingei International Museum

Workshop sign-up will begin the day of the event at 10am by our Education Center. Workshop times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm

Spaces limited

Mingei is thrilled to continue to offer this free, onsite event for all ages. Each month the Museum will partner with local artists and organizations throughout San Diego to provide interactive activities including hands-on art making, musical performances, storytelling prizes and more!

This October, honor Day of the Dead and create your own sugar skull piñata with piñata artist Diana Benavidez. You will experiment with cardboard, crepe streamers, tissue and construction paper to craft and decorate your whimsical creation. Alongside the history and folklore of piñatas, Diana will share her own hybrid methods of using this craft for expression and storytelling.

Diana Benavidez is a Binational artist from the San Diego/Tijuana border region. Her art practice explores piñata-making as a method of expression and storytelling. Diana builds piñatas that reflect upon her experiences growing up as a woman in a border town. Her work is characterized as introducing materials not commonly found in traditional piñatas such as media, gadgets, and technology. Diana received a BA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and her art has been exhibited in Mexico, Canada, and the US. Currently, three of Benavidez's piñatas are on display at PIÑATAS: THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION group exhibition at Craft in America Center in Los Angeles.

Family Sunday is made possible through a generous grant from the ResMed Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Gabrielle Romberger

Please Note

Masks are required for all guests (ages 2+) inside the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.