Lecture: Brooke Davis Anderson on Martín Ramírez

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Joan Mitchell Center, Indigo Building, 2285 Bayou Rd
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Lecture: Brooke Davis Anderson on Martín Ramírez

Lecture: Brooke Davis Anderson on Martín Ramírez

Brooke Davis Anderson, U.S. Biennial Executive Director, will present “Martín Ramírez: Memories of Mexico” on Wednesday, May 15 at the Joan Mitchell Center’s Indigo Building (2285 Bayou Rd). Martín Ramírez left his native Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, in 1925 to find work in the United States and support his wife and children back home. Separated from his homeland, his family, and his friends, and not speaking the language of his adopted country, Ramírez began to assemble found bits of paper using a self-made glue concocted of bread or potato starch and spit to create large surfaces for drawing. Anderson, the author of two books about the artist and curator of several exhibitions, will discuss the artist and his art, as well as explore the myriad ways that he has been misinterpreted, and his artwork misunderstood, all to the benefit of the sanctioned art world.

For more information on Ramírez, click here.

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Time: 18:00:00