The Stoop Special Engagement: Intercambio: Stories About Inspiration and Exchange Across the Border
March 9 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
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.