Maria Trujillo

Maria C. Trujillo grew up as a third culture kid living in South America. She moved to the United States to pursue a B.A. and M. A. in art history. Through her experience as an art museum educator and writer, she strives to build bridges between the past and present, art and audiences, and emotions and empathy. When she’s not writing, Maria loves to read literature, travel to new cities, and explore unique coffee shops.

The museum podcast: sparking meaningful connections

The digital age of the blog is long dead, buried beneath over the 500 million that exist as 2019 comes to a close. Many museums continue to toil away, crafting thoughtful blog posts that few read. Only recently have cultural institutions turned away from the saturated outlet, recognizing that we are now well into the […]

Sandy Rodriguez: an artist honoring the land and confronting immigration

Sandy Rodriguez, an artist who calls the border between California and Mexico “home,” creates artworks that illustrate not only the political history of migration between the Americas but that also pay homage to indigenous artists. Through her on-going series Codex Rodriguez-Mondragon, she raises awareness about immigration injustices, like the family separations occurring at the border […]

Liberating art history: Wangechi Mutu takes over the Metropolitan’s empty niches

The Metropolitan Museum of Art continues to challenge its traditional reputation through the inauguration of its new annual facade commission. Before visitors even step into the museum, they can see four bronze sculptures of women entitled The NewOnes, will free Us. The Kenyan-American artist, Wangechi Mutu, integrates the portrayal of women in Western and African […]

Marta Minujín: an artist ahead of her time

I had never heard of Marta Minujín before visiting the New Museum’s exhibition, La Menusuna: Reloaded, whose experimental and surreal qualities at once allured and overwhelmed me with an urge to escape her labyrinth of immersive spaces. When Minujín created the 16-room installation at the Center of Visual Arts of the Instituto Torcuato di Tella […]

Banksy’s Brexit Mural Disappears as Tension in the U.K Rise

A mural made by the street artist Banksy in protest of Brexit disappeared last weekend from its site on a three-story building in Dover, England. A four-tier scaffolding was constructed against the mural on Saturday, leaving the facade barren the next morning. According to the Telegraph, the Godden family who owned the building hoped to […]

teamLab’s digital art museum: record for most visited in the world

While some traditional art museums grapple with incorporating technology, new art spaces are becoming synonymous with the digital world. A year ago, teamLab, an enigmatic art collective based in Tokyo, created the first permanent art museum for digital works. Their immersive installations are multisensorial, allowing visitors to experience saturated rice paddies or to become a […]

Black Rock Residency Announces Selected Artists

The twenty-foot high wooden entrance to the Black Rock Senegal Residency program is an empowering portal for artists from different disciplines, as it allows them to tap into their creativity and experience Dakar, the capital of Senegal; and for several of the 16 artists recently admitted to the residency, it may also be their first […]