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“Passage” at Mesa Arts Center

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Friday May 14, 2021

12:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at Mesa Arts Center is proud to present the collaborative, site-specific exhibition Passage by renowned multidisciplinary artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (Madan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, European). The centerpiece, Something to Hold Onto, is Luger’s second project from his Counting Coup series. This immersive installation is made from 7,000+ 1-inch unfired clay beads, created by Arizona residents and national/international partners. Each bead represents a life lost along the US-Mexico border in the last 30 years and is intended to humanize these staggering statistics. The installation mirrors a large-scale floor mural by Phoenix based artists Thomas ‘Breeze’ Marcus (Tohono O’odham) and Dwayne Manuel (Onk Akimel O’odham). The exhibition is accompanied by artwork and a pop-up educational experience by Tanya Aguiñiga (Mexican) and journalistic documentation by Thosh Collins (Onk Akimel O’odham) and Chelsey Luger (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Standing Rock Lakota Nation).


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Tickets to Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum are FREE. All tickets have an entry time. Please arrive at your designated time so you have plenty of time to explore. We recommend reserving your tickets on-line in advance so you can select your preferred date and time to have a contactless experience. If you are experiencing difficulties with our on-line reservation system, please call the box office at 480-644-6500 (Tuesday-Friday)