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"The African Presence in Mexico - From Yanga to the Present"

Reception - Carlos Tortolero, President, National Museum of Mexican Art

"The African Presence in Mexico - From Yanga to the Present"

Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA

Reception:  November 14, 2013 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.

RECEPTION:  Free and open to the public

Join us on Thursday, November 14, 2013, as we welcome Carlos Tortolero, president and founder of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago (NMMA).  Mr. Tortolero will speak about the exhibit, its importance, and its inception.

Exhibit:  Through February 28, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Mondays thru Saturdays

EXHIBIT: $5 admission; $3 admission for seniors, students with ID, Ashé members, and groups of 10 or more

The exhibition, brought to Ashé Cultural Arts Center courtesy of NMMA, was curated by SAGRARIO CRUZ of the University of Veracruz & CESÁREO MORENO, Visual Arts Director, National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. 

"The African Presence in México-From Yanga to the Present," the educational panels display, is based on the most comprehensive project ever organized about African contributions to Mexican culture. For nearly 500 years, the existence and contributions of the African descendants in Mexico have been overlooked. Africans arrived in Mexico in 1519. Yanga, an African leader, founded the first free African township in the Americas January 6, 1609.  Since then, Africans have continued to contribute their artistic, culinary, music, and traditions to Mexican culture through the present day. The exhibition features artists such as Rufino Tamayo, Elizabeth Catlett, Francisco Toledo, Francisco Mora, Maria Yampolski; and Afro-Mexicano artists Ignacio Canela, Mario Guzmán, Guillermo Vargas, and Hermengildo González.  Call (504) 569-9070.