Susan Luna

InSights & InPerson

InSights & InPerson: Mother/Daughter Creative Connections with Susan Luna

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.

Jessica Luna
Photo taken by Ted Moore

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.

"Going Crazy" doll by Jessica Luna
Photo taken by Ted Moore