The Stoop Special Engagement: Intercambio: Stories About Inspiration and Exchange Across the Border
March 9 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
BMA Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30
On the occasion of the closing of the exhibition Crossing Borders: Mexican Modernist Prints, join us for this Stoop Special Engagement at the BMA. Seven storytellers will share their true and personal tales:
- Aida Pinto-Medina on finding a diverse Hispanic community in Baltimore after living in Columbia and D.C.
- Rachel Micah-Jones on starting a migrant workers' rights organization in Zacatecas and falling in love with Mexico.
- Clavel Chef Carlos Raba on his father’s murder and being raised in a compound with five aunts and cousins before being brought to the U.S. by Amnesty International following death threats against his mother, a journalist who exposed corruption.
- Jax Baires on finding her Chicano identity in college after struggling with feeling less-than as a Salvadoran growing up in Texas.
- Alfonso Fernadez on the real story of becoming an artist and how he re-discovered his Mexican heritage through making art.
- Maggie Villegas on moving from Miami to Tallahassee, where suddenly her identity–and her loyalty as an American–was in question.
- Jesus Perez on being a DREAMer.
Plus enjoy after-hours access to Crossing Borders, live music by Conjunto Bruja, a dance performance by Naciones Unidas, and a cash bar featuring margaritas by Clavel.
Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Ashley Minner. Photo by Aaron Curtis. 2016.
The popular Stoop Storytelling Series has partnered with the BMA to present seven great true, personal tales on the subject of creative exchange across the U.S. Mexico border.