Open Studio: Clarissa Tossin

Sat, June 1, 2024
11 am–3 pm

Floor 3, Theater

For families with kids of all ages

Biennial artist Clarissa Tossin’s film, Mojo’q che b’ixan ri ixkanulab’/Antes de que los volcanes canten/Before the Volcanoes Sing, explores how current Maya culture is renewed through reclaiming and reinterpreting its traditions. The film is displayed alongside 3D-printed replicas of pre-Columbian Maya wind instruments. Tossin created these replicas specifically for the film because the original ancient instruments, kept behind glass in museum collections, cannot be played.

Families with kids of all ages are invited to join Tossin in the Hess Family Theater to create their own works of art contemplating the wisdom we can impart to future generations. Drop by at either 11:30 am or 2 pm for a special demonstration by flutist Alethia Lozano Birrueta, who will play one of the replicas of the ancient instruments.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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