Celebrate the opening of the newest Interventions installation Buscando la sirena. Artist Jackie Milad will join Jen Sudul Edwards, chief curator and curator of contemporary art, for an artist talk about her inspiration and process.

Jackie Milad makes paintings, collages, and sculptures that explore global migration, inspired by her identity as a first-generation American citizen. A daughter of immigrants—her father is Egyptian, and her mother is from the Gulf of Fonseca, a small region that is now part of Honduras—Milad’s work mines archaeological traditions of reading and trading cultural artifacts both by outsiders and those whose heritage is imbued within the artifacts.

“Buscando la sirena” delves into her mother’s heritage through created works and selected objects from the Mint’s permanent collection that connect to the Gulf of Fonseca.