TRAVEL: Meet Oaxaca in Southern California
May 20-22, 2022
Experience rich Oaxacan arts and culture in California with Zapotec textile artist Porfirio Gutiérrez!
Outside of Mexico, California is the only other place in the world with the largest population of Oaxacaqueños (people of Oaxaca, Mexico). Over three days we will learn how Oaxacan culture is alive and thriving in the artistically rich communities of Southern California. Here we can find traditional foods prepared just like in Oaxaca. The rich cultural diversity that nestles in the Native languages, the arts, and spiritual ceremonies are practiced and preserved by more than 200,000 people who are honoring where they come from but also embracing urban America.
With Porfirio Gutierrez as our guide, we will visit the collection of Oaxacan textiles in the Huntington Museum, see the incredible murals of the Los Angeles Central Library’s historic rotunda, look at how migration and the socio-political environment shape identity and cultural traditions, sample the best of fresh Oaxacan menus, and we will learn about traditional weaving and natural dyes in Porfirio’s Ventura, California studio. You will even return home with a scarf you have dyed yourself in cochineal!
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Limited to 15 participants (minimum 10 required)
$1,500 ASM members ($200 is a tax-deductible gift to ASM)
$1,700 non members ($400 is a tax-deductible gift to ASM)
Airfare not included. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the Los Angeles area.
Pricing based on hotel double occupancy. $450 single supplement.
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