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Zona Abierta: Public Art Projects as a Tool for Mexican Cultural Diplomacy

November 7, 2017


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Zona Abierta
Public Art Projects as a Tool for Mexican Cultural Diplomacy
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Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center and UNAM Chicago
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Join us for a discussion with Dr. Renato Gonzáles Mellon as he highlights how artistic projects, particularly mural paintings, served as a tool for Mexican diplomacy during the 20th Century, and was used to mediate relations with the United States and several European countries. This discussion will lead us to consider how artistic expressions in urban public space can foster intercultural dialogue today within major ideological differences.
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Dr. Renato González Mello has a PhD in Art History (UNAM, 1998). From 1989 to 1992 he acted as a curator for the collection of the Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City, which permitted him to specialize in the work of the Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco. Currently a teacher and researcher at Mexico's National University, he was guest curator for the exhibition José Clemente Orozco in the United States, held at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
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When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5pm
Where:Latino Cultural Center - Lecture Center B2
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FREE admission and refreshments
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This program is co-sponsored by the UIC Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program.
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For more info, please call (312) 996-3095 or visit us at latinocultural.uic.edu
All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Location

B2 LCB Lecture Center B

Fee

FREE

Audience

General public

Website

latinocultural.uic.edu/programs/zona-abierta-publi . . .

Contact

lcc@uic.edu
3129963095

Category

Cultural Events/Special Campus Events/Student Organizations/Other

Department

Latino Cultural Center

Last updated

10-31-2017

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