Program: History and Politics in Mexico’s Workshop of Popular Graphic Art
Date: Sunday, February 23
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public
About: Durham County Library will host Dr. Robert Healy for an overview of the Taller de Grafica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphic Art) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. An exhibit of works from Healy’s collection will be on display from February 23 through March 15 at the Main Library, including a set of prints giving the Taller’s interpretation of some famous African Americans.
The Taller flourished in Mexico City from the 1930s to the 1970s as a collective of several dozen talented and politically radical artists – including one-time Durham resident Elizabeth Catlett and her Mexican husband Luis Mora – who created linocut prints, posters, illustrations and graphic newspapers that documented Mexican history and commented on contemporary issues. Healy will examine the Taller’s vast output and how it reflected and helped form Mexicans’ image of their history and society.
Healy is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Policy at Duke University, and his research interests center on land use policy, development policy, protected areas, tourism, Mexico and Canada.
This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
Contact: Gina Rozier
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