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Decoding the Purity of an Icon

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Decoding the Purity of an Icon Paintings and Installations by Mexican-American artist Belinda Flores-Shinshillas in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Arts Council of New Orleans and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. 
March 22 - May 14, 2018 
OPENING RECEPTION March 22 @ 6:00pm Mexican Cultural Institute
The Webster's dictionary defines purity as "being free from or unmixed with any other matter". Decoding the Purity of an Icon is a series of 10 oil female portrait paintings on canvas and 2 installations thought by Flores-Shinshillas to convey the message of recording an individual's appearance and personality, using the tradition of Iconography for veneration of purity and spirituality beyond the representation of the feminine subject. These works of Art have been approached in a contemporary manner, making these portraits much more than pure representation. The exhibition is free and open to the public.













Excavators of the Past: Archaeology in Action

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Excavators of the Past: Archaeology in Action Photographic exhibition in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies of Tulane University. 
March 8-11, 2018 
OPENING RECEPTION March 8 @ 6:00pm Mexican Cultural Institute
As part of the 2018 Tulane Maya Symposium the Consulate of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Institute will host a photographic exhibition in collaboration with and the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane. The exhibition will present the collection of the Archaeology Department of Tulane University showing the process of discovering the Maya's world. The exhibition is free and open to the public.










CLAY IN TRANSIT/ TIERRAS AMBULANTES: CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN CERAMICS

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In an era accustomed to the transient, where ephemerality and immediacy have become commonplace, seven artists from Mexico choose to make clay-based works as a way of intersecting past and present. Their chosen material, the ancient medium of clay, requires patience, precision, and intimacy to be given shape, and it is through this process that the artists poetically materialize their intention of suspending and stopping time. They also build upon the collective histories of their chosen medium – clay as nature, clay as origin, clay as shelter, clay as dam, clay as vessel, clay as terra firma – and choose to play with those histories in their attempts to give the viewer pause while, simultaneously, addressing twenty-first-century aesthetics and concerns.

Clay in Transit is presented in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans.

January 18 – March 24, 2018

Works by: Ana Gómez, Saúl Kaminer, Perla Krauze, María José Lavín, María José de la Macorra, Gustavo Pérez, Paloma …