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    Promises of Independence & Revolution: Artists Interpreting Mexico

    Presented by at Mexic-Arte Museum

    September 25 - November 13, 2010


    Promises of Independence & Revolution: Artists Interpreting Mexico

    This exhibition features historical and cultural artifacts, contemporary art, and ephemera commemorating the Bicentennial and Centennial anniversaries of the Mexican Independence and Revolution. Mexican, Mexican American, and Texan artists' interpretations and recordings reveal specific visual approaches to these significant historical anniversaries. Jose Acosta's larger-than-life-sized sculpture, Pípila, based on one of the heroes of the Mexican Independence will be on display. Eduardo Xavier Garcia will showcase a video/sound installation based on historic photographs, from the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Library, of the 1910 commemorative parade organized under Porfirio Díaz’ presidency. Renowned Austin artist Fidencio Duran is presenting figurative paintings and drawings of Mexican Independence and Revolution historical events.

    Saturday, October 16, 2010, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Historian Dr. Raul Ramos of the University of Houston will give a talk on the 1910 processions that were part of the centennial anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, just prior to the Revolution, which were marked by reflection upon the entire history of Mexico.

    Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Dr. Felix Almaraz of The University of Texas at San Antonio will discuss the work of artist José Cisneros, whose illustrations were created for Dr. Almaraz’ monograph Governor Antonio Martinez and Mexican Independence in Texas: An Orderly Transition, which helped to pictorially document Mexican Independence in San Antonio.

    Saturday, November 13, 2010, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Luis Adrián Vargas Santiago of The University of Texas at Austin, whose doctoral research is on the imagery of Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata in Chicano Art, will discuss how the Mexican Revolution has resonated historically for people within the United States.


    Mexic-Arte Museum

    419 Congress Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701

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    General Day and Time Info:

    Monday - Thrusday, 10am - 6pm; Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5 pm; unday 12 pm - 5 pm

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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