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Todas las Manos

September 6 through October 23, 2016


Francisco Letelier, Detail of Todas Las Manos

Francisco Letelier, Detail of Todas Las Manos, 2016.
Mixed media on canvas,40 x 10 ft.
Courtesy of the Artist


Exhibition Description

This exhibition is an interdisciplinary public art project that celebrates human rights and global justice, commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the deaths of former Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and co-worker Ronni Karpen Moffitt in Washington, DC on September 21, 1976.

Muralist Francisco Letelier, son of Orlando Letelier, worked in collaboration with youth participants from the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) to create a large-scale mural in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Todas Las Manos encompasses the participation of youth and adult collaborators in a month long exchange that includes academics, researchers, visual artists, and poets.

Related Events

September 10, 6-9 pm: Early Fall Opening Reception

September 11, 2-3:30 pm: Cultural Forum and Commemoration: Todas Las Manos at the Kay Spiritual Life Center. 

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP

Press and Publications:

DCist: 40 Years After His Father Was Murdered, Francisco Letelier Honors His Memory with Art and Conversation

The Washington Post: A Car Bomb Killed Orlando Letelier on Embassy Row 40 Years Ago. A Mural by his Son Marks the Tragedy and the Progress it Inspired

The Washington Post: Looking for Art Free of Politics? Don't Look Here.

For more information on the mural, download the overview and interpretive key.