The International Museum of Art & Science has invited local organizations to honor individuals of color who led the way in art and science fields by creating an altar display in the museum’s Welcome Pavilion. Participating organizations include Boys & Girls Club McAllen, McAllen Public Library, McAllen Public Utility, Mission Historical Museum, UTRGV Center for Latin American Arts, and Valley Symphony Orchestra.
The IMAS is honoring Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-born American astronaut to go to space.
This year’s decision to not host a public call for altars was made with safety being the top priority for museum staff and visitors. In lieu of public altars hosted onsite, the museum invites individuals, families, and groups to submit photos of altars they have made. Entries will be accepted through November 3 and will be posted on the IMAS Facebook page for public viewing.