Perspectives of a Piñata | Mingei International Museum

Binational artist Diana Benavidez will lead a gallery talk exploring piñata-making as a method of expression and storytelling. Benavidez is from the San Diego/Tijuana border region and builds piñatas that reflect upon her experiences growing up along the border, her identity, and her culture. Her work is known for introducing materials not commonly found in traditional piñatas, including media and devices.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit


Shannon Foley

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