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Michigan State University

Las Alas Invisibles: The Unseen Wings

MSU Union Art Gallery

March 18, 2024 - March 30, 2024


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Las Alas Invisibles: The Unseen Wings centers the experience of the Michigan State migrant farmworker and farmer community through photos, displays of items from the fields and videos of students reflecting on their experience, lifestyle and successes. The exhibition connects with MSUToday stories, recognizing those who provide our food and challenging notions of what migrant labor looks like in celebration of National Farmworker Awareness Week. Through a theme visualized through butterflies, the gallery draws a parallel between the south-to-north migration of monarch butterflies, indicating when the crops are ready to harvest, and the migration of farmworkers to Michigan. With interactive features, visitors can take a photo with a butterfly wing backdrop to pin on a map. Other elements include a digital screen, where you can hear from community members firsthand.