Mobile Museum of American Artifacts Taos Residency
March 30 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm| Free
The PASEO Project will host its first artist in residence program with artist Laurelin Kruse and her Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA). The “museum” will engage the Taos community in participatory art installations and acequia-themed events that celebrate local traditions. The project’s goal is to acknowledge the culture embedded in everyday objects, illuminating their role in history and sparking community dialog, all in a museum-like setting.
MMoAA activities include the capture of oral histories related to objects, including the acequia culture; lectures and community presentations around water and cultural topics; a teen and undergraduate intern program to educate and engage our youth. The residency will conclude with a public exhibition celebrating water, acequia culture and the oral histories attached to this community treasure.
The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (2014-present) is described as “a participatory, evolving installation—an ever-changing picture of American life cast from the objects and stories contributed by those who encounter the work along its journey. MMoAA conducts an “archaeology of the present” to look at the everyday, the local—the lives we live and the places we inhabit. It sees the present tense on its way to becoming a story, a thing regarded, the first rough draft of memory.”
Throughout the month of April, the Taos Community will be invited to participate by contributing their artifacts to the project. Full schedule will be available in March.
The PASEO Project partners with the LOR Foundation to present MMoAA in Taos.