InSights & InPerson: Mother/Daughter Creative Connections with Susan Luna
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 12:00PM — 2:00PM
Join the Curatorial Services and Collections Access department at History Colorado as Director of Curatorial Services Alisa DiGiacomo welcomes artist and entrepreneur Susan M. Luna, as she shares the incredible artwork and activism of her mother, Jessica Luna.
As one of the first Chicana activists in Colorado, Jessica Luna used her creativity to strengthen the voice of Chicana women in Denver and beyond. When Jessica was diagnosed with cancer in 1980, she began to work on her IMAGES OF WOMEN soft-sculpture doll series, creating 46 embroidered doll sculptures before her untimely death in 1982. Carrying on the legacy of her mother, Susan M. Luna will share some of the dolls and their stories, once again providing a strong voice for women of color. Audience members are invited to help amplify that voice, and to come with questions about how art, activism, and family ties intertwine in heartfelt and mobilizing ways.
InSights & InPerson programs, developed by curatorial and collections staff, offer history lovers the opportunity to hear in person from individuals making history matter, find out about the many ways to use and access History Colorado’s permanent collection, gather research tips, learn about caring for historic materials, and even take courses on professional museum practices. Learn about the program offerings of InSights & InPerson below.