Piñatas | Mingei International Museum

On View

Oct 28, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023

Curated By

Emily Zaiden; Craft in America

The exhibition Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration is one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This groundbreaking show includes more than 80 works made by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. and explores how piñatas are designed, constructed, and executed, along with the role they play in modern material culture and in artistic practices

The exhibition Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration is one of the first-ever exhibitions to spotlight piñatas as a traditional craft and vibrant contemporary art form. This groundbreaking show includes more than 80 works made by Latinx artists and makers from across the U.S. and explores how piñatas are designed, constructed and executed, along with the role they play in modern material culture and in artistic practices. Work by traditional piñateros will be featured alongside the creations of artists who reinvent and reinterpret the piñata to form a burgeoning, expressive media. Made with humor, biting wit and skilled craftsmanship, this is a vital and constantly evolving field for artmaking.

This exhibition is guest curated by Emily Zaiden, Director of the Craft in America Center, and is a reimagining of the exhibition featured at Craft in America in 2021.

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