Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Gallery Talk and Reception for El Huipil: Una Prenda Secular de México Indígena (The Huipil: Everyday Clothing of Indigenous Mexico)

March 3rd, 2016
4:30 - 8:00 PM

Location
Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
901 Convention Center Blvd.
Suite 118

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Middle American Research Institute present an exhibit at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans “El Huipil: Una Prenda Secular de México Indígena (The Huipil: Everyday Clothing of Indigenous Mexico)”.

There will be a gallery talk, featuring collector Robert Freund, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

This exhibition features a selection of textiles and photographs from a collection recently donated to the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University. The collector, Robert Freund, traveled extensively in Mexico for thirty years painstakingly documenting the clothing from indigenous communities across the country. This exhibition focuses on the woman’s huipil as a key marker of identity. The pieces selected represent a wide range of towns and cultures to showcase the beauty and diversity of indigenous clothing worn in Mexico.

The exhibit will be on display for approximately four weeks.

Mexico + People
Ana M. López
Director - Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Professor - Communication, Associate Provost - Office of Academic Affairs