Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Tijuana
presents
Lado a Lado

an exhibit of James Hubbell’s work in Baja Califorñia

July 21 – Sept 24, 2021


IMAC/Instituto de Arte y Cultural
Galleria de la Ciudad
Calle Benito Juarez 2da. y Constitución s/n,
Zona Centro, Tijuana BC 22000

This summer, the City of Tijuana recognizes James Hubbell and his work fostering friendship and bi-national understanding with his first-ever exhibit in Mexico. Lado a Lado is a cross-border collaboration of the Ilan-Lael Foundation and the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura de Tijuana that highlights decades of Hubbell’s work building community-based art and architecture at landmark locations in across Baja. The exhibit is happening in conjunction with the City of Tijuana’s 132nd anniversary celebration. The gallery show features some of Hubbell’s most iconic projects, Colegio La Esperanza schools (Tijuana), Pacific Rim Park (La Playa), the Kumeyaay Museum (Tecate), and Kuchumaa Passage at Rancho La Puerta (Tecate). Photographs, video, maquettes, plans, drawings and watercolors, sculpture, and art objects will tell the story behind Hubbell’s method of gathering community members and students to create works of art and architecture that benefit and inspire the many faces of Mexican society. The show opens Wednesday July 21st with a private reception. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm. It is closed on weekends.

Read a review of the show published Monday, August 9, 2021 in the Spanish San Diego Tribune.  If you open the link in Google you can choose to translate it to English.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/en-espanol/cultura/articulo/2021-08-08/el-arte-comunitario-de-james-hubbell-que-abraza-a-la-naturaleza?fbclid=IwAR14fKdhdAE9SEKPCtlz5CeNm-9Z73AANzbLYRZFF-QvbOC7xhy8B0C2ax4

Lado a Lado (Side by Side) James Hubbell en Baja California exhibition in Tijuana B.C., Mexico - photo by John Durant, exhibit design by Laurie Dietter, co-curated by Marianne Gerdes and Mario Echeveste
Visitors are invited to add their own art to the exhibition
Tour group enjoy the exhibit and color of Tijuana's La Playa district
Maqueta - a sculptor's architecture and art models on display
Kumeyaay Museum in Tecate, photos and objects
Crowds enjoy the colorful exhibit
Rancho La Puerta in Tecate features many of James Hubbell's artworks
Exhibit entrance
One of many artful school buildings at Colegio La Esperanza - photo by John Durant
Maquette for Colegio's kindergarten, the model that started it all - photo by John Durant
Colegio's Ninos de los Jardin kindergarten and 1st grade building - photo by John Durant
Maquette of the Ilan-Lael Center in Julian, CA - photo by John Durant
Maquette of Boys' House at Ilan-Lael in Julian, CA - photo by John Durant
Maquette of Kumeyaay Museum in Tecate, B.C., Mexico - photo by John Durant
Kumeyaay diorama inside the Museum - photo by John Durant
Kumeyaay Museum designed to look like an overturned native basket - photo by John Durant
Kuchumaa Passage and Kuchumaa Mountain - photo by John Durant
Kumeyaay Museum windows tell a creation story - photo by John Durant
Kumeyaay diorama inside the Museum - photo by John Durant
Visitors are invited to add their own art to the exhibition

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