La Isla Bonita (The Beautiful Island) is one of Montoya’s recurring public installations which seeks not only to beautify urban environments but also to connect with the local community. Mariposas Amarillas (Yellow Butterflies) is part of this series. Using the monarch butterfly as an icon of migration, this public art project pays homage to all those who have flown away from their beloved land. Guests will work with some of the motifs and techniques used in the development and installation of Mariposas Amarillas, in order to participate in the ongoing conversation around the utopias, dreams, ideals, and aspirations that inhabit the collective minds of different communities. Registration recommended. To register visit the Event page at StatenIslandMuseum.org. Supported in part by Lily Auchincloss Foundation and Richmond County Savings Foundation.
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A
FREE with Museum Admission