The Walsh Library is both excited and proud to announce that we will be hosting the exhibit, Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries between 09/18/2017–10/14/2017. Organized by Humanities Texas, this exhibit is based on a collection originally put together by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
“In Mexico, two civilizations have lived and fought across the land and within the very soul of every individual. One civilization is native to the Americas. The other originated in Europe but now is so firmly implanted that it is an elemental part of the Mexican character.”
(humanitiestexas.org/exhibitions/list/by-title/mexico-splendors-thirty- centuries, 2016).
“Woman Grinding Maize” 1924 by Diego Rivera.
The exhibition spans three thousand years of Mexican history. It tells the story of Mexico, bringing it to life via vivid artworks ranging from landscapes and portraits on canvas to stone sculptures from prehistoric times that have been painstakingly imaged for photographic display. Among the many subjects covered are:
- Olmec culture
- Spiritual conquest
- Evangelical utopia
- Baroque splendor
- Nineteenth-century art
- Diego Rivera
- The Muralists
- Frida Kahlo
In Events, NW Library, TCC