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Woven: Connections and Meanings

October 25, 2019 – October 11, 2020
Close up shot of woven piece
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Home of the Brave (Tierra de valientes), 2013, mixed media, Courtesy of the artist

This exhibition presented the work of five contemporary Mexican and Mexican American women artists who employ traditional ancestral textile techniques to create present-day narratives. Their discourse manifests a vital concern for issues of the US-Mexico border: immigration, identity, the environment, and resistance. The application of different weaving techniques, from Mexican textiles, fiber art in general, and new aesthetic tendencies in art, has enriched and strengthened the work of this group of artists.

Participating Artists

Tanya Aguiñiga, Florencia Guillén, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, Marta Palau and Georgina Valverde


Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

National Museum of Mexican Art, Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery

Gallery Views

All images below are a glimpse into the exhibition for those who could not attend in person. Photo credit: Michael Tropea.

Exhibition Highlights