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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Murals Symposium and Reception

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Illini Union Pine Lounge
Sep 7, 2023   10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

An exhibition at the Illini Union Art Gallery on Thursday, September 7, will feature photographs of artwork from the Mexican Muralism movement!

The opening celebration of "Movement routes, Mexican muralism" begins with a symposium from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Pine Lounge of the Illini Union. The symposium will feature Ricardo Alvarado Tapia, the coordinator of the Manuel Toussaint Photographic Archive who took many of the photographs in the exhibition; muralism expert Sandra Zetina, a conservator, art historian and researcher of material studies and modern art at UNAM’s Institute of Aesthetic Research; and Luis Adrián Vargas, the curator of the muralism exhibition, art historian and researcher at the Institute of Aesthetic Research. They will discuss the murals and their meaning and impact.

CLACS Director and Political Science professor Gisela Sin will moderate the symposium from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Pine Lounge of the Illini Union. Make sure to check it out! 

Click here to read the full article on Mexican Muralism and the events taking place at UIUC. 

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