Image & Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period
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This fall, the museum’s first-floor galleries will feature a focused exhibition titled Image & Identity: Mexican Fashion in the Modern Period, curated by the museum’s Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellow Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink. Featuring photographs, prints, books and gouaches from the 19th and 20th centuries, this exhibition will explore Mexican fashion through images of everyday scenes, festivities, regional types and occupations. Building on a theme developed in the Meadows’s larger fall exhibition, Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje, Image & Identity will also show how national identity formation is reflected in fashion and is often accompanied by a resurgence in the popularity of indigenous dress. Works in Image & Identity are drawn from the collections of the Meadows Museum and SMU’s DeGolyer Library, named after Everette L. DeGolyer, Sr. who, with his son, collected maps, books, manuscripts, and photographs related to Mexican exploration and history. Artists featured in the exhibition include Alfred Briquet, Carlos Mérida, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, Jerry Bywaters, Paul Strand and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.
This exhibition has been organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, and is funded by a generous gift from The Meadows Foundation.