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Presented by James Oles, senior lecturer, art department, and adjunct curator of Latin American art, Davis Museum, Wellesley College
In conjunction with his new book, Art and Architecture in Mexico, author James Oles provides insight into the process behind writing the first comprehensive survey of Mexican art in almost a half century. His talk explores how surveys were previously crafted by art historians and museum curators, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of taking a long, rather than tightly focused, view of Mexican art history. Instead of emphasizing continuity over time, the book highlights cross-generational connections, and much of the talk focuses on the historical context—direct and indirect—that informs the work of Mexico's vibrant contemporary artists, including Francis Alÿs, Teresa Margolles, and Melanie Smith, whose work is represented in the MFAH collections. A selection of Mexican art from the MFAH collection is on view in the exhibition Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada.
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