ARTE, MUJER Y MEMORIA: ARPILLERAS FROM CHILE
Sunday, November 24, 2019 – Sunday September 6, 2020
Arpilleras are palpable testimonies to the lived experiences of Chilean citizens throughout the brutal seventeen year Pinochet regime. Colorful textile works backed with burlap, they document the stories of women and their communities, denounce the cruelty of the government and bear witness to the human rights abuses carried out by the dictatorship. This exhibition features over 30 arpilleras made by Chilean artisans between 1976 and 2019. The arpilleras in this exhibition were gathered by MEMCH-LA (Movement for the Emancipation of the Chilean Woman-Los Angeles), a local chapter of the global organization that works to amplify the voices of Chilean women.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art.