Project

The MexiCali Biennial: The Land of Milk and Honey

Program

ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants

Department

Cinematic Arts and Technology

Abstract

The Land of Milk and Honey is a series of multi-disciplinary traveling arts and culture programs presented by The MexiCali Biennial and partnering institutions located throughout the Californias and along the border region. Drawing inspiration from John Steinbeck, the program will provide audiences with a comprehensive look at expanded modern and historical views of Agriculture and related subtopics including labor, migration, and food security, through exhibitions, panel discussions, film screenings, music programs and community-based interactive projects. Partnering institutions include California State University, San Bernardino, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Cheech Center for Chicano Arts and Culture of the Riverside Art Museum, Steppling Gallery at San Diego State University, IVC (Calexico), Planta Libre Espacio Experimental (Mexicali), Museo IIC (Mexicali), Best Practice Gallery (San Diego), San Bernardino County Museum, the Library of Congress, Hispanic Reading Room and ESTA, an NIH-funded program housed at California State University, Monterey Bay.