Flor y canto at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon
Loans of two artworks, funding to support programs and evaluation
September 13, 2018-August 25, 2019
Art Bridges Collection Loans
La Ofrenda by Diego Rivera
Perro Alluanda a la Luna by Rufino Tamayo
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon created three programs for their Art Bridges funded project which focused on two loans from the Art Bridges collection, Diego Rivera’s La ofrenda and Rufino Tamayo’s Perro allando al la luna. The works were on display from September 2018 – September 2019.
What Art Bridges loves about this project
The museum partnered deeply with local Eugene, Oregon non-profit Huerto de la Familia, who provides opportunities and training in organic agriculture, business creation, and community gardening to Latinx families. As an exciting culmination of the project, the portraits and the mural were displayed at Jordan Schnitzer for two months as part of Flor y canto.
Three programs reached a target audience of 3,700 Latinx community members:
- Photographer Ofelia Guzmán was commissioned to take portraits of Huerto de la Familia members at the organization’s community garden
- Muralist Esteban Camacho Steffenson was commissioned to design and lead Latinx families in the creation of a portable mural inspired by Rivera and Tamayo, now installed at a Huerto de la Familia community garden
- The museum hosted Nuestras raíces y el arte, a bi-lingual cultural event featuring music, dance, storytelling, food, artist talks, art making, and the exhibitions, which drew in large crowds.
Art Bridges supported: community mural project, photographs of families, Latino Culture celebration, outreach to Latinos in the area
What were some of the results of the Project?
“Members of Huerto de la Familia expressed feelings of excitement, pride, importance, and inclusion seeing themselves and their fellow members in photographs on the walls of an art museum. They also felt the affirmation of their stories, struggles, and cultural contributions…Many Latinx families who had never been to an art museum attended the Nuestras raíces y el arte event and saw the work of Rivera and Tamayo for the first time.”Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art