Tehuanas in Mexican Art


Tehuanas in Mexican Art, Dec 18, 1992 – March 7, 1993

Summary: This exhibition depicted how over time, artists from Mexico and abroad, have rendered the image of the women from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Consequently, artists who were drawn to this mystical isthmus have transformed the distinct indigenous beauty of the Tehuana into a national symbol of ‘mexicanidad’. The women of Tehuantepec are known for their strong self-determination, political activism, business acumen, and strength of character, as well as for the magnificent clothes the fashion.

Curator: Luis Martin Lozano

Organizing Institution: Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Original Main Gallery and Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

*Exhibition catalogue published

Friday, December 18, 1992 to Sunday, March 7, 1993