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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Art and gender in Mata Ortiz

Mexican Cultural Institute presents

Art and gender in Mata Ortiz

by Eli Bartra, Ph.D.

LECTURE | September 22, 2009 @ 7:00 pm


In this presentation, Dr. Bartra will address the question of the famous “Mata Ortiz miracle”, which began more than 40 years ago when Juan Quezada first began producing an extraordinary type of pottery; since then, the economy of the small town of Juan Mata Ortiz has shifted considerably. She will tell the story of the women potters and gender relations, and explain the socio-economic changes that the resurgence of pottery production has meant for the town.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.
RSVP: icmdc{at}instituteofmexicodc{dot}org

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