ART TALK – Aztec Food & Fibers in Diego Rivera’s Palacio Nacional Murals
In connection with our upcoming exhibition, Drawings of the Aztec Captial, Plants of the Aztec Capital, resident research associate Grace Bascopé will deliver a virtual talk on the great murals of Diego Rivera in the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City. Specifically, Dr. Bascopé will concentrate on two components of the History of Mexico murals: the cityscape of Tenochtitlán/Tlatelolco and the food and fiber plants depicted in many of the murals.
Speaker: Grace Bascope, PhD left the classroom after years of teaching Anthropology and conducting field schools in Yucatán, México with both Texas Christian University and University of North Texas. Though specializing in Medical Anthropology, her dissertation work (The Household Ecology of Disease Transmission: Childhood Illness in a Yucatán Maya Community) pulled her toward exploring the environment through the eyes of collaborating community members. This led to facilitating place-based learning programs and gathering ethno-environmental data. Current qualitative research focuses on how diminishing corn cultivation, craft production from local forest resources and worldwide economic realities articulate to impact construction of Yucatec Maya cultural identity. Commitment to local Sense of Place learning has also led her to explore how indigenous peoples of North Texas utilized the land prior to European contact. Dr. Bascope is a Resident Research Associate with FWBG-BRIT.
Registration Deadline: December 2
No registration fee
Location: This is an online talk; you will receive an email two days prior to the event with the Zoom class code and password.
Can’t attend the live class? If you pre-register, you will be sent a link to the class recording (available for a limited time only) which you can view when convenient.
Image: Diego Rivera, History of Mexico murals, 1929–30, frescos in the stairwell of the Palacio Nacional, Mexico City