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Lecture: Beyond Collecting Crafts in Mexico with Héctor Rivero Borrell

Jan 24, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM

John L. Santikos Auditorium

Ticket Price: Free with Museum admission

Add to Calendar 1/24/2020 6:30 PM 1/24/2020 7:30 PM America/Chicago Lecture: Beyond Collecting Crafts in Mexico with Héctor Rivero Borrell

Most collectors seek to preserve and document each piece in their collection. In some cases, their study and documentation add value to their collection, and subsequently generates knowledge of their pieces through exhibitions or publications. However, each individual item in a collection can be seen as a document unto itself. Join Héctor Rivero Borrell as he shares his discoveries and the consequences of his experiences working with two of the greatest collections formed in México—the Franz Mayer Collection and the Ruth Deutsch Lechuga Folk Art Collection.

San Antonio Museum of Art (john_s_auditorium)

Most collectors seek to preserve and document each piece in their collection. In some cases, their study and documentation add value to their collection, and subsequently generates knowledge of their pieces through exhibitions or publications. However, each individual item in a collection can be seen as a document unto itself. Join Héctor Rivero Borrell as he shares his discoveries and the consequences of his experiences working with two of the greatest collections formed in México—the Franz Mayer Collection and the Ruth Deutsch Lechuga Folk Art Collection.

This lecture is made possible by an NEH program endowment.

Caption: Conchero Dancers, Mexico, Aguascalientes, circa 1960, Painted earthenware, feathers, cardboard, paper, and bottle caps, average h. 18 in; w. 4 inc; d. 3 in. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Mexican Folk Art Collection, 85.98.1348

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