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The Undesirables: Reception and Program with Laurie McKenna

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Arizona History Museum for a reception and program with artist Laurie McKenna. Hear McKenna talk about The Undesirables, an installation that explores the story of the Bisbee Deportation of 1917. On July 12th, 1917 in Bisbee, AZ mining companies and the Sheriff armed approximately 2000 citizens and rounded up 1,196 striking miners and their supporters. McKenna created 1,200 individual rubbings of a 1917 penny that commemorates each man, by name who were unlawfully taken and banished from their homes in Bisbee. McKenna will also share the stories of her process, motivations and how the arrival of a film crew shooting the Bisbee ’17 movie added another level to the project. Watch McKenna’s own video vignettes, where she used old metal toys and objects to play out imagined scenarios of the Bisbee deportation. Her spoken word includes some orphan stories, strange facts, and musings on what she discovered in her research of the Bisbee Deportation.

Free with paid admission
RSVP to Nicola Brownlee at nbrownlee@azhs.gov or 520-617-1141
Free parking is available in the Main Gate Garage on 2nd Street


May 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Arizona History Museum
949 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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