Exhibition

Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano

Dolores Lorenzo Salvador, Reinas, (Coiled clay, polychromed by hand with mineral slips), 2021.

Grandes Maestros del Arte Popular Mexicano

On view: through

This exhibition showcases textiles, ceramics, wood carvings, and works on paper. Together, they represent the work developed through the generations by great masters of each technique, coming from across the regions of Mexico. Illustrating Mexican arte popular, these pieces register the coexistence of Mesoamerican, Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino cultural sources within the Mexican territory throughout the centuries.

Presented in Americas Society’s new library and archives exhibition space, the selection comes from the collection of Fomento Cultural Citibanamex. Created in 1996, the program is aimed at improving the work conditions of the great masters and aiding in the development of their artistic, technical, and business skills with the goal of uplifting the artists and their communities, through collections, exhibitions, and professional development.

The exhibition will be on display from June 8 to July 30, 2022.

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Curated by Candida Fernandez, with exhibition design by Agustin Schang.

A selection of works
Hilario Alejos Madrigal, Cactus pot, 2019.
Hilario Alejos Madrigal, Cactus pot, 2019.
Raúl García Cabañas, Tray, 2019.
Raúl García Cabañas, Tray, 2019.
Erick Vázquez Hernández, Nativity Scene Sellers, 2019.
Erick Vázquez Hernández, Nativity Scene Sellers, 2019.
René Ángeles Navarro, Cedar chest, 2019.
René Ángeles Navarro, Cedar chest, 2019.
Matías Reyes Gómez, Pair of Pots, 2017.
Matías Reyes Gómez, Pair of Pots, 2017.
Rodrigo de la Cruz Cabrera, Jars, 2019.
Rodrigo de la Cruz Cabrera, Jars, 2019.
Adolfo Escudero Mejía, Tray, 2018.
Adolfo Escudero Mejía, Tray, 2018.
Vicente Trejo Morán, Train, 2019.
Vicente Trejo Morán, Train, 2019.
Hilario Alejos Madrigal, Cactus pots, 2019.
Hilario Alejos Madrigal, Cactus pots, 2019.