Art Talk: Afro Mexico Conversation:

African Presence in Mexican Art

Thursday, May 5, 2016

7:00 p.m.   /  Free RSVP requested

JSB Tek Box Theater/Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Avenue, Mpls.

Cesareo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Curator for the National Museum of Mexican Art, shares details of this little known history. For nearly 500 years the existence and influence of the African descendants in Mexico have been overlooked. Cesareo Moreno’s "The African Presence in México: Yanga to the Present" traces how Africans---less than two per cent of colonial Mexico's (1521--1810) population---significantly enriched Mexican culture through their art, music, language, cuisine, and dance.

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