Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

An exhibition on the border wall between the United States and Mexico opens at the National Building Museum on Saturday, November 6, “The Wall / El Muro: What is a border wall?” is a multimedia exhibition that will feature immersive components such as images, videos, artifacts and more to illustrate the influences of the wall as well as its inner function in its construction. The exhibition will be open for a year and visitors can experience it in English or Spanish.

Some specific aspects of “The Wall / El Muro” include playing back ambient sounds from the edge wall, an actual part of the wall and some trippy Peter Max pop artwork USA once used to welcome people. The installation was curated by Sarah Leavitt, who works as a curator for Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in May 2020, but the pandemic delayed it by more than a year. It now opens at a time when a new president has stopped the border wall, but the border patrol is reportedly arrest more people than ever before.

That Building Museum is currently open Friday to Sunday, from 11 to 16. On November 8, it will be open Friday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other current exhibits at the museum include a tribute to firearms victims and a photo exhibit commemorating September 11th.

Jason Fontelieu

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