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Lights, Camera, Acción:

Artesanía Mexicana

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Now Open on the 3rd Floor
Date: 
Wed, 2011-09-21
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Now open on the 3rd Floor! From the collection of Ellen and Federico Jiménez

Artensanía or Mexican folk art and handcraft dates to pre-conquest time, although the term was coined in the last century.

Despite Spanish efforts to eliminate the prevalence of traditional practices, Artensanía survived over the centuries and was in turn influenced by European techniques.

The wide diversity of objects and materials, and the abundance of forms from all regions of Mexico have placed Artensanía at the forefront of creative, religious, and aesthetic expression.