Association of Hispanic Arts, NYC
Mexico: Here and There, Before and Now
Maria Hinojosa, Project Director
A weekend of panel discussions on the vernacular and traditional arts of Mexico coincided with the opening of the world’s largest historical retrospective of Mexican art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Unlike the Metropolitan’s show, which emphasized the “official culture” promoted by the Mexican government, the panels featured leading scholars who focused on Mexico’s rich but poorly documented popular culture.