October 2022 Family Sunday | Mingei International Museum

Exhibiting artist Diana Benavidez will show you how to work with tissue paper, cardboard, glue, and tape to construct pinatas in the form of a sugar skull to honor Dia de los Muertos

About Diana Benavidez

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, Benavidez has piñatas on display in the Museum's exhibition PIÑATAS: THE HIGH ART OF CELEBRATION.

RSVP required. Please use the links below to sign-up for a Family Sunday workshop. Space is limited.

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


Gabrielle Romberger

Plan Your Visit

The Museum is open Saturday-Wednesday 10am-5pm and Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm.