Bank of America Lecture Series: 500 Years/275 Images: Writing a New Survey of Mexican Art and Architecture by James Oles

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.



Price: Free.

In conjunction with the recent publication of Art and Architecture in Mexico, author James Oles will provide insight into the process behind writing the first comprehensive survey of Mexican art in almost a half century. The talk explores how surveys were previously crafted by art historians and museum curators, and discusses the benefits and pitfalls of taking a long rather than tightly focused view of Mexican art history. Rather than emphasize continuity over time, the book emphasizes cross-generational connections, and much of this presentation will focus on the historical context--direct and indirect--that informs the work of Mexico''''s vibrant contemporary artists, including Francis Alÿs, Melanie Smith, and Teresa Margolles. 

This lecture is generously sponsored by Bank of America.

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