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Smithsonian Museum Day

  • Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802 United States (map)
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Saturday, September 21, 2019

11 AM - 5 PM

Enjoy a free museum day when you register with the Smithsonian Institute online for your museum pass. This day MOLAA will host a workshop from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM where you can participate in the project "I Learn America" through an artist's led workshop and discussion and enjoy an interactive music performance with Martin Espino.


Join us for an afternoon session based on the I Learn America project, youth-led storytelling workshops that spark creative “home-grown” community conversations around migration, identity and education. Enjoy hands-on workshops led by I Learn America teachers and artists. Students from John Marshall High School, Los Angeles School of Global Studies, Leadership Academy Community School at Contreras in Los Angeles, Bloomfield High School in New Jersey and International High School at Langley Park in Maryland will share their work and stories!

 1:00PM - 4:00PM - Quilt making, printmaking, and writing workshops

2:00PM - 3:30PM- Screening of I Learn America followed by a conversation between Director Jean-Michel Dissard and Brandon García, one of the students in the film.

 About I Learn AmericaAt the International High School at Lafayette, a Brooklyn public school dedicated to newly arrived immigrants from all over the world, five teenagers strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, and create a future of their own while coming of age in a new land. Through these five vibrant young people, their stories and struggles, and their willingness to open their lives and share them with us, we “learn America.” I Learn America is a documentary by Jean Michel Dissard and Gitte Peng.

Matin Espino - Photograph by Krystal Mora

Matin Espino - Photograph by Krystal Mora

Come experience Martin Espino’s “Sounds of Ancient Mexico“ - An interactive music experience and demonstration for all ages.

Martin Espino is a highly versatile performer and educator. A very adventurous performer, Espino has 50 years of real experience on stage, studio and classroom, often times playing going beyond the boundaries of his indigenous traditional roots and venturing into experimental music and sounds.

Interactive performance from 1:00-4:00 PM in the MOLAA Lobby!

Earlier Event: September 19
An Evening with Tomás Ochoa
Later Event: September 26
Educator Night: Día de los muertos