New UTPA art exhibition - Arte de México - on display through April 18
Posted: 03/13/2014
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Among the 26 paintings and sculptures in the Arte de México exhibit is a 17th century image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The exhibit will run through April 18 at the UTPA Visual Arts Gallery.
A glorious art exhibition featuring 26 works sampling the great art of Mexico from the Colonial Period to the 1970s is now on display through April 18 at The University of Texas-Pan American's Visual Arts Gallery located in its Visual Arts Building.

Visitors to the Arte de México exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can enjoy a select group of sculptures and paintings that includes works from some of the most important Modern masters of Mexico, including Joaquín Clausell, José María Velasco, and Diego Rivera, among others.

Rivera fans can view a work done by that artist at the young age of 21 while also taking in an Impressionistic landscape of Clausell titled La Barranca (the gully). Five magnificent works of the contemporary artist Rafael Coronel featured in the exhibit reveal his vivid view of spiritually, once described as "from another world." Arte de México also includes a charming selection of paintings depicting scenes of rural life in 19th century featuring the charro - the traditional horseman of Mexico.

The works are displayed in chronological order beginning with a somewhat unusual but magnificent 17th century image of the Virgin of Guadalupe by an unknown artist and titled "The Donors."

The exhibit was curated by UTPA Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director Maria Elena Macias with artworks from the Cristobal Foundation. The Foundation is associated with the Cristobal Gallery of Mexico City, a world renowned dealer of European and Latin American art from 17th to the 21st century.

Co-sponsors of the exhibition include The Mexican Consulate in McAllen, Texas, The City of Edinburg, and the Edinburg Arts Foundation.

The Visual Arts Building is located at 2412 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg. The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information or special accommodations, call (956) 665-3480.