This is a free event for Museum members and guests. Please RSVP.
Come on out learn about this interesting sport with a rich history dating back 3,000 years and meet local players who participate on weekends in the Hansen Dam area.
“Pelota Mixteca in the San Fernando Valley,” will showcase via photographs and artifacts, a sport that originates in Oaxaca, Mexico and has become important to the retention and redefinition of identity and community among Oaxacan transnational migrants who currently reside in the greater Los Angeles area and play in the northeastern San Fernando Valley.
Several local players and at least one of the exhibit's photographer's is expected to attend the reception.
The two photographers to be highlighted include: Leopolodo Peña, currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Irvine. His photographic work is centered on two themes: immigration and modern environment.
Also, Daniel Oliveras de Ita is a Mexican Photographer and Anthropologist, candidate for a Ph.D. degree, at the Institute of Anthropological Research, UNAM. He has produced a documentary, Pasajuego, that features teams from both the United States and Mexico in attempt to document the transnational identity of the community of players.
Light food provided by Vallarta Supermarkets and refreshments served. Raffle prizes too!
Free Parking. Elevator Access.
The Museum is located at
18860 Nordhoff St., Ste. 204
(SE corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)
Please contact us at 818-347-9665, info@TheMuseumSFV.org and visit
Please RSVP for our food and head count.
See you on the 1st - bring a colleague, family member or a friend or two.