Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution Opening Reception
The opening reception for our latest exhibition, Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution, welcomed hundreds of excited guests to a thrilling performance, lasting refreshments and lively conversation amongst local and international scholars. This exhibition concluded the success of Illustrating Anarchy and Revolution: Mexican Legacies of Global Change conference produced by The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS).
At the nexus of history, academic fortitude and art, the exhibition reflected the anarchist legacies of Mexico’s Flores Magon brothers via associated sociopolitical art and ephemera referencing social, agrarian, and labor movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. DJ Mazapan’s riveting playlist accented every breath of ever-flowing wine and social commentary that sounded in a legacy of remembrance continued to this day at the archival museum headed by Diego Flores Magon, La Casa de El Hijo del Ahuitzote in Mexico City.
Following Board President John Hogg’s announcement of Mexic-Arte Museum’s path towards a new building, the reception came alive as world renowned Astrid Hadad’s stunning production, complete with elaborate costume, robust vocalizations and responsibly provocative dance, lit the imagination of members and guests enjoying Cafe Rebelde’s seemingly endless selection of empanadas, tamales, sushi, and arepas.
As the falling lights signaled the end to a night well lived, Mexic-Arte Museum enjoyed the company of new members, renewed members, and the memories of this special event. Thankfully, we also captured an album of photos at the event so that you can relive your experience at Mexic-Arte Museum, which can be found here.