Walk Through Latin America Shifts Focus to Christmas

Posted on 12/3/2015 9:39:41 AM

graphic: Walk Through Latin AmericaAs the calendar progresses, so does the Walk Through Latin America exhibit showing in the University Museum exhibit. Having started on October 31, 2015, portions of the exhibition have been transformed into displays featuring the bright lights and sparkle of Navidad—the Christmas season. The exhibit will be open through December 12.

Ornaments from diverse Latin American countries, made from a variety of traditional and modern materials, adorn a vintage style Navidad tree in the University Museum. Pesebres, nativity scenes, are displayed as well.

During the final days of the exhibition, the celebration of Latin America and Latino cultures continues with two events on Friday, December 4, to be held in the University Museum located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Francisco Alarcón will present Mayan Numbers, an overview of the Mayan number system with a hands-on workshop on addition and subtraction.

Afterward, at 5:30 p.m., Dan Murphy and Carl Rahkonen will present Music for Navidad featuring interpretations of Latin American musical standards, holiday songs, and more.

On Thursday, December 10, starting at 3:30 p.m., the Student Chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association, under the direction of Craig Denison, will entertain audiences with caroling in English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and French. Caroling will begin on the ground floor of Sutton Hall and progress throughout the building ending at the University Museum at approximately 4:15 p.m. Guests will be treated to Mexican hot chocolate and a drawing at for several gift items following the caroling.

A list of related activities is available for download (pdf). More information is also available on the Walk Through Latin America exhibit page.

All events are free and regular museum viewing hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00–6:30 p.m., Thursday noon–7:30 p.m., and Saturday noon–4:00 p.m. The exhibit and activities have been planned in cooperation with the Latin American Studies program.

If you have additional questions about the museum exhibition or any of the related events or to schedule a tour, please contact Leslie Kluchurosky at leslie.kluchurosky@iup.edu