Join us as we open our doors to an
experiential exhibition unlike any other at
Museo de las Americas!
Detention Nation is a call-to-action to analyze what we as free citizens are informed through the media vs our opinions and systems of belief. The exhibit will include installation pieces replicating the interior of a detention cell and providing a voice to all those who have been detained and undergone a dehumanizing experience including forced separation from family, days without sunshine and cameras watching their every move.
“The Collective Sin Huellas has taken custody of this museum and has entrapped you, the viewer. You will be forced to experience conditions thousands of detainees endure everyday. Chain link fences, razor wires, and cameras alert your instincts of your captivity.The installations challenge viewers to contemplate the consequences of broken immigration policies, and to experience the subhuman conditions that prevail in detention facilities across the country and the world. Detention Nation is a Call to Action in solidarity of all unjustly incarcerated!”
-Maruca Salazar, Curator
Sin Huellas Artists:
Carlos Carrasco, Selene Cortez, Brenda Cruz Wolf, Orlando Lara, Delilah Montoya, Hope Stanford, Deyadira Trevino & Douglas Menijivar
February 19– ConnectArte; La Segunda Clothing Swap, 5:00-8:00pm
March 4– First Friday Art Walk
March 24– Momento Interactivo; Voices of the Deported, 6:00-7:30pm
April 28– Immigration News
May 21– Museo’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Experience Detention Nation from February 11 – May 27, 2016
To schedule a school tour for this exhibit contact Museo’s
Director of Education Korrine Salas Young firstname.lastname@example.org