Entry to the gallery where Translations and Transitions: Traducciones y Transiciones: A Celebration of Mexican and Central American Independence (1821-2021) was shown.
Collaborators on the Crowning Glory exhibit. From left to right: Verónica Betancourt (Manager of Gallery Learning), Sterling Warren (Assistant Registrar), Angie Elliott (Head of Objects Conservation), and Hoobler.
Installation view of Transformation: Art of the Americas.
As part of a celebration of LGBTQ-Pride Month, a discussion of how Treviño's work draws heavily from Ancient American imagery to “reweave” histories of the past and confront societal assumptions about our shared human experience. https://bmoreart.com/2019/06/bmorearts-picks-baltimore-art-openings-galleries-and-events-june-4-10.html
Rodriguez and Hoobler discussed the material, technique, and history behind the centuries-old objects created by indigenous peoples across the American continents and how they communicate with contemporary issues and practices. https://bmoreart.com/2019/04/we-will-live-through-this-also-a-conversation-with-artist-sandy-rodriguez.html
Installation view of Crowning Glory: Art of the Americas.
"I had the pleasure of touring with 4th grade students from the Wolfe St. Academy for a Telling Stories in Art tour. Both groups were extremely curious and engaging throughout the tour. None spoke English as a first language, and some did not speak English at all. Yet those that did speak English ensured that those who didn’t understood all aspects of the tour in such a way that facilitated full participation of all. Since I knew that many of them had come from Latin American countries, I made sure that I included Crowning Glory as one of the tour stops. I cannot adequately express how delighted the students were to see objects that came from their home countries.
At one point, I was standing by the map in the gallery. The students looked up at the map and proudly pointed out to me the countries where they were born: Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, and Honduras. I saw such joy on their faces. They were particularly excited to see the Market Woman Figure. There were literal oohs and ahs when they first set eyes on her. They were able to create all kinds of interesting scenarios for stories related to several of that gallery’s offerings."
"One insightful way to assess a civilization: what the people put on their heads, how they portrayed the human head and what that meant in terms of identity, prestige and spirituality." https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/arts/from-12th-century-bc-to-2017-art-in-startling-variety.html