Join the El Paso Museum of Art on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 6 p.m. in the El Paso Energy Auditorium for Gesture, Style and Function in Modern Mexican Drawing, 1900 – 1950, a lecture by Dr. Karen Cordero Reiman. This free lecture is in conjunction with Magnificent Mexico: 20th Century Modern Masterworks.
Those attending the lecture will also receive free admission to the exhibition (regular admission is $10 per non-member adult and non-member children age 13 and over. EPMA adult members age 13 and up $5.00. Children age 12 and under are free. Active Military Personnel and their family with ID free).
Seating is limited, and entry to Magnificent México is free to the first 200 lecture attendees.
In the years following the Mexican Revolution, artists proposed and explored diverse strategies for the construction of a modern Mexican art. Dr. Cordero Reiman will analyze and contextualize the works of art dating between 1900 and 1950 included in Dibujos Divinos: 20th Century Drawings from the Museo Nacional de Arte – MUNAL, Mexico City and their relationship to the dynamic artistic, social and political milieu that surrounded the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath.
Karen Cordero is a U.S. born art historian who has lived and worked in Mexico since 1982, and is a professor of Art History at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Dr. Cordero is the author of numerous publications on twentieth and twenty-first century Mexican art, and has had a continuous participation in museums as curator, advisor and researcher. Recent curatorial projects include Afecto diverso. Géneros en flujo (Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, 2010) and curatorial coordinator of Mujeres ¿y qué más?: reactivando el archivo Ana Victoria Jiménez, exhibiting in various locations through 2011.