Lecture: Beyond Collecting Crafts in Mexico
Most collectors seek to preserve and document each piece in their collection. In some cases, their study and documentation adds value to their collection, and subsequently generates knowledge of their pieces through exhibitions or publications. However, each individual item in a collection can be seen as a document unto itself.
Join Dr. Héctor Rivero Borrell as he shares his discoveries and the consequences of his experiences working with two of the greatest collections formed in México—the Franz Mayer Collection and the Ruth Deutsh Lechuga Folk Art Collection.
Free with Museum admission
Conchero Dancers, Mexico, Aguascalientes, circa 1960, Painted earthenware, feathers, cardboard, paper, and bottle caps, average h. 18 in; w. 4 inc; d. 3 in. The Nelson A. Rockefeller Mexican Folk Art Collection, 85.98.1348