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The Amate Tradition: Innovation & Dissent in Mexican Art

January 27 – May 28, 1995

This landmark exhibition showcased sixty contemporary amate (tree bark paper) paintings created by Nahua artists from the Alto Balsas region in the state of Guerrero. These elaborate and imaginative amate paintings reflect the innovation and genius of the Nahuas, one of Mexico’s fifty-six indigenous groups, and demonstrated how this art form was utilized by the community as a form of political protest.

Participating Artists

Anonymous works, Marcial Camilo Ayala, Félix Camilo Ayala, Inocencio Jiménez Chino, Salomón Remires Miranda, Abraham Mauricio Salazar, Roberto Mauricio Salazar, Pablo Nicolás Parra, Eusebio Diaz Alejandro, Luisa Cabrera, Ángel Domínguez, María García, Hermelindo Salvador Morales, Ubaldo Parra, Ángel Margarito, Adrián Mateo, Bartolo Mondragon. Cirilo Mondragón, José Rutilo, Margarita de Jesús, Rogelio de Jesús, Francisco Cirenio, Pablo de Jesús, Cristino Flores Medina, Francisco Gracia Simona, Alicia Deloya, Placido Ascencio, Alejandro Cirenio de la Rosa, Pablo Cirenio de la Rosa, Gabriel de la Cruz Beiza, Pedro Celestino, Carlos Tolentino, Miguel Ángel Casarrubias, Martina Adame, Marcial Camilo Ayala, Jesus Corpos Alberto, Alfonso Lorenzo, Nicolás de Jesús, José Ángel Rodríguez, Jonathan D. Amith

Curator

Jonathan D. Amith

Organizing Institution

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Displayed at

Main Gallery