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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.
Charles Townsend and Ellis Credle
National Museum of Mexican Art
Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery