La Casita’s Art Gallery showcases U.S. Latino and Latin American artists and civic centered exhibitions that explore the American experience and cultural richness of Hispanic communities in the U.S. Managed by Syracuse University’s Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community at the College of Arts and Sciences, the space is also an interactive laboratory for civic engagement and museum studies research. La Casita offers interactive guided tours in both Spanish and English.
In compliance with public safety guidelines and protocols to prevent the spread of COVID19, La Casita’s Art Gallery and facilities will open for guided visits and talks by appointment only. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. The gallery will also offer live or recorded virtual tours of the exhibit through the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Please contact us via email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently On View
Abuelas / Grandmothers: ancestral ways for future generations
September 15, 2020 – March 2021
Latina elders, grandmothers more so than mothers, particularly within migrant families, steer the next generation toward embracing their ancestry. In this purposeful role, grandmothers and community elders are active transmitters and promoters of cultural heritage, family history, language and ethnicity for future generations. This project encourages visitors and student researchers to make connections by exploring concepts related to their own history through visual and literary arts, found objects, proverbs, and family keepsakes. The new exhibit titled Abuelas (Grandmothers), features shared narratives and family stories about abuelas, along with works by Latinx artists Juan Juarez, Juan Cruz, Bennie Guzman, Peggy Robles-Alvarado and Daisy Arroyo.
This Program is part of the 2020-21 Syracuse Symposium: Futures
“Abuelitas (Little Grandmas)” Children’s Book
La Casita’s new Children’s Book can be viewed online at issuu.com using this link, “Abuelitas (Little Grandmas)”.