Tukuypaq: Open House 2021

Micah Unzueta discusses our collection with Open House visitors

This tour was significantly more interactive, while the other ones have had some hands-on activity, we rarely get to hold the objects. Most institutions are white gloved institutions. I think being so interactive and having the workshops worked really well. -Yadira Mendez, ARTEDU 236701. Visual Culture: Investigating Social Justice & Diversity student

The display cases in the main area were incredibly unique in how the shapes and lines flowed between them carrying the ideas throughout all the artifacts. I especially enjoyed the mirrors in the bottom of the water case reflecting the sky like wallpaper behind the case making it seem as though the mirrors were small windows on the group looking into the sky above. – Cole Koehler, ARTEDU 236701. Visual Culture: Investigating Social Justice & Diversity student

These gourds were so detailed, and I can’t even imagine the time and effort put into them because they looked amazing. I feel like this tour was more relaxed than an actual museum tour, mainly because we could touch the objects, which made the experience feel more personal. – Katie Beale, ARTEDU 236701. Visual Culture: Investigating Social Justice & Diversity student

This was a very fascinating experience as it differed quite a bit from a typical museum tour. One aspect that differed the most is that the people who were giving the tour were a lot more experienced and seemed a lot more invested and passionate about what they were doing. – Kai Wang, ARTEDU 236701. Visual Culture: Investigating Social Justice & Diversity student

Our feedback station collected responses from visitors who wrote and responded to questions on the surface of dried gourds. 

Amarushina Tupari Community Project was developed and organized by Emily Brokamp. Students really engaged with this collective process and created a large-scale outdoor Rainbow Anaconda in our courtyard!

Schedule for Open House, October 5, 2021 – 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Appreciation Guide for information about the research collection and current display!