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Past Museum Exhibits: 2012: Heart & Soul of Mexico

September 28 – December 2, 2012

Mid-20th Century Drawings of Raúl Anguiano

One of the most esteemed Mexican muralists and painters, Raul Anguiano depicts the people, customs, celebrations, and traditions of Mexico throughout this rare collection of over 90 pieces of art never shown previously in the United States.

During his lifetime, Anguiano received numerous awards and prizes including the ‘National Prize for Science and Art,’ Mexico City, the ‘Award of Commendatore’ from the Italian government, and the ‘Gold Medal’ from Puerto Alegre, Brazil. His works are in numerous individual collections in the US, Mexico, Europe and around the world. Currently, his works are in the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, the National Museum, in Beijing and the Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City and the Vatican Museum.

This exhibition will feature a creative bilingual educational component for children and their families from local communities.

Journey through Mexico’s Ethnicity

A Photographic Exhibit by Mario Castillo

Mario Castillo, photographer was born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico, in 1953. Castillo is a self-taught photographer who’s work has focused on the ethnic groups of Mexico. He was awarded a scholarship from the State Fund for Arts and Culture in 2000. A recipient of multiple prizes and acknowledgements across Mexico and the USA, Castillo exhibited in the Italo-Latinamerican Institute in Rome, Italy; in Beijing, China; at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, at the Cultural Center El Agora in Mexico City; and at the Tijuana Cultural Center.

This exhibition was made possible with partial sponsorship from the Consul General of Mexico in San Diego and the Mexican Cultural Institute of San Diego.

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