Laura Stewart
Director of Art Galleries

Mexican engravings
Mexican Engravings
Rights
Rights in a Foreign Land: Women, Domestic Violence, and Migration

El Grabado Mexicano (Mexican Engravings) and Derechos en Tierra Ajena (Rights in a Foreign Land)

Coordinated by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) and the Ministry of Culture of Michoacán, El Grabado Mexicano (Mexican Engravings) and Derechos en Tierra Ajena (Rights in a Foreign Land) feature over fifty works of art, including engravings and encaustic paintings. Georgetown College is the first venue to host these two art exhibitions from Mexico during their time in Kentucky.

Mexican Engravings portrays a visual history of Mexico’s struggle for independence. The works on view include linocut prints, based on the traditional Mexican art medium of woodcut. Brought together to mark the bi-centennial celebration of the independence of Mexico, these images depict scenes from historic landmarks and time periods.

Rights in a Foreign Land: Women, Domestic Violence, and Migration, comes from a moving collection of testimonies by women who have emigrated from Mexico to the United States. The project, coordinated by Rosa Angélica Gómez Mier, consists of a collection of personal stories and accompanying paintings that narrate the struggle and fear that these women faced, as women, as wives, and as Mexican immigrants.

Details

  • Dates: July 1 – September 3, 2010
  • Closing Reception: Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery at Georgetown College
  • Programs: Panel Discussion with Georgetown College Faculty
  • Hours: Monday through Friday: noon – 4:30 pm or by appointment: 502-863-8399 or laura_stewart@georgetowncollege.edu

Contact

Laura Stewart
Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections, Georgetown College
502-863-8399, laura_stewart@georgetowncollege.edu