Ernest Silva's inSITE97 Community Engagement project, "Family Trees/Arboles de familias," was a collaboration with artist Alberto Caro-Limón that linked the Children's Museum in San Diego to the Centro Cultural in Tijuana. Each site allowed children to write their own family stories and draw family portraits. Both installations were brightly colored and filled with images of houses, trees, birds, and birdhouses to symbolize the exchange of memories and stories from one museum to the other. The space at the Children's Museum was a Rain House that functioned as a studio, reading room, and exhibition space for the children's family projects. At the Centro, the space contained children-sized houses, benches and work spaces, and painted wood-picket fences and trees. The projects created at each installation then traveled to the other to be exhibited to complete the exchange of stories and perspectives. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 05, Item 334)
Centro Cultural Tijuana
The New Children's Museum (American museum)
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benches (furniture); tables (support furniture)
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Online finding aid
Drawings and Watercolors
Sculpture and Installations
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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