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Friday, April 21 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Imaginando Arte y Arquitectura Mexicana / Imagining Mexican Art & Architecture

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The mention of Mexico City conjures certain iconic images to mind: an aerial view of the Palacio de Bellas Artes at dusk or sunlight dramatically striking a corner Luis Barragan's house near the Bosque Chapultepec, the carefully-arranged interiors of Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul or the pre-hispanic sculptural fragments of the Templo Mayor. In addition to photographing these well-known sites in the capital, nineteenth and twentieth-century photographers like Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Judith Sandoval, and Enrique Cervantes imagined the art and architecture of Mexico from new perspectives and transformed our understanding of them. Works of art in their own right, these photographs are also important resources for the study of art history, architecture, social history, and urbanism. This panel explores the photographic holdings of a range of North American academic and museum libraries that document Mexican art and architecture, with particular emphasis on resources related to Mexico City.
Esther Born and Mexican Modernism 
Speaker: Gwen Mayhew, Head of Collection Access, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Mexico City Architecture through the Lens of Mexican Documentarians
Speaker: Carla Ellard, Photo Archivist, Alkek Library, Texas State University

Holdings by Enrique A. Cervantes at The Latin American Library
Speaker: Christine Hernández, Curator of Special Collections, The Latin American Library, Tulane University

Documenting the Mexican Mural Movement
Speaker: Malia Van Heukelem, Art Archivist Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library

Fluid Borders: Using Collections to Center Personal Narratives
Speaker: Stephanie Beene, Associate Professor, Fine Arts Librarian for Art, Architecture, & Planning, University of New Mexico

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Malia Van Heukelem

Art Archivist Librarian, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library
Malia oversees the Jean Charlot Collection, a large collection of artist papers, plus the Archive of Hawaii Artists & Architects at Hamilton Library. Previously, she worked in the Library's Preservation Department, and has served as Collections Manager for the state's Art in Public... Read More →

Carla Ellard

Photography Archivist, The Wittliff Collections
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Stephanie Beene

Art, Architecture, & Planning Librarian, The University of New Mexico
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Gwen Mayhew

Head of Collection Access, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Friday April 21, 2023 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Adelita Av. Juárez 70, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico