September 10, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
The rebirth of an Ancient Tradition by Professor Marta Turok
Marta Turok will discuss the historical antecedents of the Mata Ortiz pottery tradition. Casas Grandes, whose major pottery hub of Paquimé lies near present day Mata Ortiz, was the most important civilization of Northern Mexico until being overrun and destroyed during the 15th Century.
Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.
Free entrance | Street parking available after 6:30 pm.
Marta Turok (Mexico City) is a curator and an anthropology specialist that studied at Harvard and at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In 1999, she coordinated the first important exhibit in Mexico of Mata Ortiz. She founded the Mexican Association for Popular Arts and Culture and has been an advocate pioneer in the relationship between artisans and environment. She has received multiple awards for her work, notably the Van Deren Coke Achievement Award in 2005.