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Journey into Mexico

July 10 – October 4, 2009

The exhibition presented 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

Charles Townsend and Ellis Credle


Richard Townsend

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery