Description: Curated by Art Historian Elín Luque Agraz, Art's Director of Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, this exhibition is a very special collection of pictorial votive offerings dating from the 17th-century to the present day. These offerings provide a popular record of the Independence wars and the Mexican Revolution.
Titled Los relatos pintados: la otra historia, exvotos mexicanos, this exhibition is the product of 20 years of academic research. Held in cooperation with Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Department of Classical and Modern Languages,College of Arts and Sciences, Spanish Section. Dr. Luque Agraz will present a lecture in Gallery X on October 3 at 4:00pm. She is a visiting scholar who will also lead an Exvotos building workshop on Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 am in 300 Humanities. She will deliver a lecture in Spanish on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium. For more information on the workshop contact Manuel F. Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: It is a mandate for post-secondary institutions in
Kentucky to prepare our citizens for success in the
global economy. In recent years, the Hite Art Institute
sought to provide this critical competitive edge by
supporting students and faculty travel to engage far
beyond the University of Louisville campus. It has
sought to promote the understanding of diverse
communities, societies and cultures and to participate
in a global dialogue through field trips for research,
presentation and other scholarly and artistic activities
such as study or exhibition.
This search for knowledge and inspiration stimulates
and deepens both academic learning and professional
contribution. Travel experiences prompt fascinating
new visions and perspectives about natural,
sociological and cultural environments, ideas and
Hite Art Institute faculty and students
share travel experiences they have found provocative,
inspiring, challenging or enlightening through
photographs, videos, and other media from recent Hite sponsored
travel for an exhibition in the Belknap Gallery during
the upcoming Photo Biennial.
Description: In conjunction with her exhibition in Schneider Hall Galleries, Charlotte Bracegirdle will present a lecture in Chao Auditorium. Bracegirdle's small paintings depict direct scenes from Old Master paintings. She paints on found images, old postcards or book illustrations. Devoid of their central visual element, the paintings seek to echo the subtle traces that we leave behind. Bracegirdle explains, ‘When a person no longer occupies a space everything appears different, but visually nothing is altered. Everything looks, smells and feels, as it was when that person was there. The pictures become empty stages, deserted and uncanny – left only with hints of past activity.’ The artist completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2006, after a BA in Fine Art from Southampton Institute. Bracegirdle was the Beck’s Canvas winner in 2008, was awarded the Davis Langdon Award Exhibition and was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2007 and Young Masters Art Prize in 2009.
The artist has exhibited internationally with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London.