ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grantee Launches Traveling Arts and Culture Exhibit
Published: September 2, 2022
The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) and the MexiCali Biennial have announced that “The Land of Milk and Honey” will be on view at the MAH from September 1 to December 31, 2022. The exhibit was awarded a 2022 ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grant, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).
“The Land of Milk and Honey” is a traveling art history and culture exhibition focused on the ideological concept of agriculture in California and Mexico. An article highlighting the exhibit was published in Times Publishing Group:
Drawing inspiration from John Steinbeck’s portrayal of the region as a corrupted Eden, the biennial presents works that question ethical, cultural, and regional practices related to foodways, and the venture from seed to table.
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.
ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants
ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants are designed to repair the damage done to publicly engaged humanities projects and programs by the social and economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.