Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE
August 26, 2017–January 28, 2018
"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." —Diane Ackerman
Join Las Hermanas Iglesias and the ACME Lab team to experience and collaborate on HERE, HERE—an interactive installation where community members host actions and participants contribute to a work in progress. At the core of the project is an invitation for creative experimentation. Each element of the sisters' ever-changing exhibition is designed to be activated, handled, moved, altered, worn and played.
Make your own rules in the ACME Lab to re-imagine, re-create, and re-invent the possibilities of what a museum can be.
Las Hermanas Iglesias: HERE, HERE is the first installment in the Museum's ACME Lab, a new space dedicated to community engagement and art experimentation.
About Las Hermanas Iglesias
Las Hermanas Iglesias are Lisa and Janelle Iglesias, sisters born and raised in Queens, New York to Norwegian and Dominican parents. While maintaining distinct individual practices grounded in drawing and sculpture, they've collaborated for more than ten years as Las Hermanas—a moniker referencing their identity within the historical and philosophical contexts of feminism, teamwork, and multiculturalism. Employing playful structures that respond to the community and context of each project, Las Hermanas create artworks that disrupt borders, engage absurdity, and promote the benefits of working collectively.
Click here for more information about Las Hermanas Iglesias.
About ACME Lab
Located in the UMFA Emma Eccles Jones Education Center, ACME Lab is an exhibition space for art experimentation and exploration. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to ask questions, make connections across disciplines, and engage with art in new ways. The Lab promotes collaboration between museum and community through active participation-providing an avenue for mutual learning, discovery, and understanding.
Creativity in Focus film screenings and ARTLandish programs continue in the UMFA Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium while Museum galleries remain temporarily closed for reinstallation.
The Museum Cafe and Museum Store are open and we invite you to join us for Third Saturdays for Families art making in the UMFA education classroom.
Galleries reopen to the public the last weekend of August.