Blue Star Sunday: Linocut Activity

Jul. 25, 2021

Jul. 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Cover image: Ruben Urrea Moreno, Before the Migration, 2015

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Sunday, July 25th from 1pm – 3pm for a free linocut activity led by Mexic-Arte Museum Education Teaching Artist Selene Bataille, Intern Assistant Sofia Penny, and Community Outreach Associate Jessica Solis! Visitors will get the chance to design, carve and print their own linocut inspired by Ruben Urrea Moreno’s Before the Migration. Visitors are welcome to bring their own family photos to use as reference for these personalized prints!

Blue Star Sundays are in collaboration with the Blue Star Museums Program sponsored by the Texas Commission for the Arts. The Mexic-Arte Museum, a collaborator in the Blue Star Museums program, offers free general admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and up to five family members—including U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps—from Armed Services Day through Labor Day. For all free and discounted military tickets, present ID in person at admissions desk. Sundays are free admission for all! 

Ruben Urrea Moreno’s 2015 woodcut Before the Migration depicts an image of the artist’s family from 1944 in Mexico City before they migrated to the United States. The image includes the artist’s grandparents, uncle, and father posed in front of La Catedral, a four hundred year old church built from the stones of the Aztec Templo Mayor. Before the Migration is a work that explores the artist’s ancestral heritage as a means of getting to know family members that have passed.

This free activity is in conjunction with Mexic-Arte Museum’s current in-person exhibition, Mexico, the Border and Beyond: Selections from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection.