On Thursday, July 21, 7-10 p.m., the San Jose Museum of Art is hosting a closing party for Border Cantos, a collaboration with sound artist and composer Guillermo Galindo and photographer Richard Misrach. The event will feature a 7 p.m. performance by Galindo on instruments he fashioned from objects found near the US-Mexico border; an 8 p.m. book signing with Misrach of the project catalog featuring his photographs of the border, as well as a performance by Opera Cultura; and, at 9 p.m., Migration Stories: The Distance from Me to You. Tickets are available.
Border Cantos, based in a multi-year partnership between Galindo and Misrach, has sparked conversations about immigration and identity; partnerships among the artists, the museum, and 41 other organizations; and excellent responses from the press, including this article in The Nation. The exhibit closes July 31.