Don’t Look Away: Museo de las Americas collaborates with Latina Safehouse and Art and Color to present a Transformative Exhibition challenging the taboo of domestic violence in the Latinx Community, and celebrating the strength of survivors.*
Museo de las Americas is joining forces with Latina SafeHouse and Art and Color to present a powerful, taboo-shattering exhibition entitled SOMOS: On Domestic Violence, and Healing.
Opening Reception with a Cinco de Mayo folklorico performance by Las Adelitas on Wednesday May 5, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception on Thursday August 19, 6-8 pm
SOMOS Programs & Events
Free admission on First Fridays
This community art show features 13 local artists, sharing their stories through visual and mixed media artwork.
1 in 3 Latinx women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, yet it continues to be a taboo topic, often seen as a “private problem.” Curator Carina Bañuelos-Harrison, the founder of Art and Color, invites viewers to see, hear and feel the voices of survivors, and to celebrate their strength. “Publicly exposing the implications of domestic violence transforms the conversation around what many of us consider forbidden and gives us an opportunity to empower survivors” says Bañuelos-Harrison.
The press and the public are warmly invited to be part of the conversation. For the duration of the exhibition, Museo will be hosting online and in-person events in partnership with local organizations to engage in critical, transformative dialogue about this topic. Executive Director Claudia Moran says “this conversation is so important for our community; this is an issue that affects all of us. It is an honor to provide the space for survivors to share their stories, and to celebrate their resilience. Please join us for conversations that will transform our community for generations to come.”
The content in this exhibition may be sensitive information and may be difficult to process and engage with. We highly encourage visitors to practice self-care, and we ask that you be compassionate, mindful, and empathetic with yourself and those around you while engaging with the exhibition SOMOS. Our SOMOS programming offerings are designed to help those affected by domestic violence find connection and healing.