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Tehuanas in Mexican Art

December 18, 1992 – March 7, 1993
Jorge González Camarena, El Perico, N.D.

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

José González Camarena, José Chávez Morado, Claudio Linati, Leandro Izaguirre, Miguel Covarrubias, Germán Cueto, Rufino Tamayo, among others.


Luis Martin Lozano

Organizing Institution

Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

Displayed at

Main Gallery and Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City

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Exhibition Highlights

Funded by: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Continental Bank, and Illinois Arts Council