Lorena Robledo

Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration

Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration

This fall, the Craft in America Center will present Piñatas: The High Art of Celebration, an in-person and virtual exhibition that will focus on the overlooked craft of handmade piñatas and piñata-based art objects. Piñatas, ubiquitous and often the focal point of parties and festive occasions across the U.S., are handcrafted and ephemeral objects that signify happiness, joy, and celebration. This show will explore how they are designed, constructed and executed, and the integral role that they play in modern material culture. It will present the work of traditional piñata artisans alongside artists who reinvent and reinterpret the piñata through their engaging sculptural practices and strong political expressions.