Journey into Mexico


Journey into Mexico, July 10 - October 4, 2009     

Summary: The exhibition presents an evocative pictorial memoir of different faces of Mexico as documented from 1947 to 1955 by the photographer Charles Townsend (1896 - 1975).  His images carry insightful personal impressions of the various peoples, places, and forces of history that continue to shape the life of the Mexican nation.  The exhibition is curated by his son for whom those travel years were formative.  Richard F. Townsend is a noted Mesoamerican scholar and the Chairman of the Department of African and Amerindian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Participating Artists: Ellis Credle, Charles Townsend

Curator:  Richard Townsend

Organizing Institution:  National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at: National Museum of Mexican Art Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery

Friday, July 10, 2009 to Sunday, October 4, 2009