Familia Lorenzo Folk Art from Guerrero, Mexico

4506 Caroline Street
  • Presented By: Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston (IHCH)
  • Dates: 11/20/2019, 11/21/2019, 11/22/2019, 11/25/2019, 11/26/2019, 11/27/2019, 11/28/2019, 11/29/2019, 12/2/2019, 12/3/2019, 12/4/2019, 12/5/2019, 12/6/2019, 12/9/2019, 12/10/2019, 12/11/2019, 12/12/2019, 12/13/2019
  • Location: Consulate General of Mexico
  • Address: 4506 Caroline Street
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free Admission
  • Admission: Free Admission
  • overview
    The exhibition brings together more than 50 original altarpieces created by three generations of family tradition over the past 50 years. The altarpiece collection is a testament to the visual heritage of Mexican Folk Art, particularly the artisanal town of Xalitla, in the state of Guerrero, where the Lorenzo Family lives and works. Also, the tour of artistic pieces demonstrates the intergenerational dialogue in which we appreciate multiple characters of Mexican popular culture such as wrestlers, Zapatista guerrillas, skulls of the Day of the Dead, images of the Loteria or Frida Kahlo along with naive images of saints, demons, angels, religious figures and traditional Nahuatl masked dances. The exhibition seeks to highlight the cultural herita- ge of these contemporary folk artists who are not widely recognized but who demand greater unders- tanding and acceptance in times of cultural identity debates.    
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