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Tehuanas in Mexican Art

December 18, 1992 – March 7, 1993

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 and the fashion.

Participating Artists


Luis Martin Lozano

Organizing Institution

Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

Displayed at

Main Gallery and Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City