ARTES DE MEXICO represented the rich variety of clay objects that continue to be skillfully created throughout Mexico – following a long tradition of making forms for use in daily life, for ceremonial purposes and for play.

The exhibition featured painted clay forms comprising a village scene and a bullfighting scene, including works by Candelario Medrano, and terra cotta works including figures by Teodora Blanco and a Tree of Life Candelabra.

Collection Source: Mingei International Museum

The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. This four-month exhibition was Mingei International’s second collaboration with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as part of Lindbergh Field’s Cultural Exhibit Program.


On View: Sep 26, 2002 - Jan 31, 2003

Curator: Martha Longenecker

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