Artist Polina Porras takes us on a journey into the mythological land of Mictlān, known by the Aztecs as “the Place of the Dead,” inspired by her 2006 book. Departed souls are said to return from Mictlān to visit us during Día de Muertos. Stick around for a talk back with the artist about this marvelous story! Open to all ages.
About Polina Porras Sivolobova
Polina Porras Sivolobova is a Russian-Mexican artist, working simultaneously in the visual arts and in performance. Her artwork spans multiple disciplines such as drawing, artist books, video, photography and performance. Her artwork has been shown at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, El Museo del Barrio, The Smithsonian Institute, The Queens Museum of Art, Grace Exhibition Space and Glasshouse in New York City and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca in México. Polina has received major commissions from El Museo del Barrio and the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City. Polina has a twelve-year career as an educator teaching in schools, libraries and museums as well as in the immigrant communities in the city of New York. She received a Master in Fine Arts and Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Currently, she lives and works between New York City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
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DAY ONE PROGRAMMING
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Opening Ceremony by Danza Azteca
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | MANOS A LA OBRA: Ofrenda en Casa
1:00 PM- 1:45 PM | Lotería con La Catrina presented by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Journey to Mictlān with artist Polina Porras
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Video presentation of Sweet Blue by artists Libby Paloma and Ace Lehner
For full Día de Muertos programming at El Museo del Barrio, please click here.
This program is a part of El Museo en Tu Casa, our new bilingual digital initiative encouraging visitors to explore and learn about Latino art and culture. Generously supported by Tony Bechara and the Board of Trustees, the Census 2020, and the NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund.