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La Frontera

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Sat, 27 Jan 2024 - Sun, 04 Aug 2024


Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado, San Diego 92101



The exhibition, La Frontera, explores the complexity of the U.S.–Mexico border as a physical reality, geopolitical construction, and state of being through the medium of jewelry – an object repeatedly used for communication throughout human history. The exhibition features over 85 works from contemporary jewelry artists from diverse backgrounds. Originally curated in 2013 by Mike Holmes and Lorena Lazard, La Frontera was redeveloped in 2023 by the curators with assistance from Secret Identity Projects co-founders, Jess Tolbert and Kerianne Quick. Mingei International Museum presents this traveling exhibition in conjunction with a concurrent La Frontera exhibition at CECUT – Centro Cultural Tijuana.

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