Join us from Friday, June 1, through Wednesday, October 3, for Braceros: Melding History and Art, an exhibit of sculptures, paintings, and historic photographs that together tell a unique facet of an underappreciated part of U.S. history, the Bracero Program.
The Bracero Program ran from 1942 through 1964 to meet the demands of agriculture and the railroad industry that was hit by a massive labor shortage caused by World War II. This massive effort to help feed the U.S. brought over 4.5 million immigrant workers to the united states from Mexico.
Sculptures by Diana LeMarbe, paintings by Jeri Desrocher, and historical research by Raymond Cobos bring together art and history to tell a visual story of the men in the Bracero Program.
Admission is free to the Branigan Cultural Center, located at 501 N. Main Street. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. Enjoy special summer evening hours when the museum is open until 8pm on Wednesdays.