The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce it latest exhibit, Pelota Mixteca, running through the end of the year at The Museum.
“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.
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.
A reception is being planned with current players and VIP’s that highlight the sport.
The exhibit is FREE as part of regular museum viewing.
Free Parking. Elevator Access.
The Museum is located at
18860 Nordhoff St., Ste. 204
Please contact us at 818-347-9665, info@TheMuseumSFV.org and visit www.TheMuseumSFV.org.