June-July 2016

Mapping Q and The Latona Project

Through July 31st
University of Arizona Art Museum (UAMA)
1031 North Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ
520-621-7567

Intergenerational art work expressing LGBTQI identity, Mapping Q (by youth) and The Latona Project (by elders) is on display at the University of Arizona Art Museum (UAMA) through July 31st.

Mapping Q is an award-winning community arts education program that invites LGTBQ+ youth ages 13-23 to explore representations of self within art, museums, and the wider community. The work created by the youth is being displayed this year across three venues: exhibitions at The UAMA and The Tucson Museum of Art and a video screening at MOCA.

At UAMA, Mapping Q is joined by The Latona Project, artistic expressions of identity, memory and hopes by LGBTQI seniors. Older adults participating in The Latona Project have enjoyed discussions by artists and art educators who then proceed to make their own art works guided by the metaphor of a hope chest, making use of an ancient practice.

Come to the UAMA this summer and see the diverse collection of “hope chest” boxes created by older adults, as well as youth’s mapping of Q!