Lectures: Marta Turok and Marcella Echavarria: Tradition and Innovation in Mexican Folk Art

Thursday, May 8, 7:00 PM

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“Tradition” is a term seemingly at odds with innovation, but Mexican folk art is a tradition on the move. Carla Fernández's innovative model is one example, blending the work of artisans with a modern sensibility to preserve ancient practices in a socially responsible way. Explore how tradition can be dynamic with Marta Turok, curator for the Ruth D. Lechuga Folk Art Research Center at the Franz Mayer Museum, and Marcella Echavarria, a historian, writer and social/cultural entrepreneur.

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Learn more about the exhibition Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community.

Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design and Community is made possible with generous support from The Coby Foundation, Ltd. and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional assistance from the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The media sponsor for Carla Fernández: The Barefoot Designer is Boston Globe Media, Inc.

Image: Carla Fernández: Eagle Warrior Suit. Charro Collection Autumn/Winter 2009. Model: Ramiro Guerrero. Photo: Mark Powell. At Casa Barragan Mexico City.