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Rufino Tamayo and Pepe Mar: Bridging Worlds through Myth and Magic

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Installation view of "Pepe Mar: Myth and Magic" at the Tampa Museum of Art. Photography by Zachary Balber.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Lesley Wolff. This gallery talk explores the influence of renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo in the current exhibition Pepe Mar: Myth and Magic. We will discuss the many ways that Mar pays homage to Tamayo through color, cultural archives, and cosmic forces.

Lesley A. Wolff, PhD, is assistant professor of art and design specializing in global modern and contemporary art history and museum studies at The University of Tampa. Her work examines the visual cultures of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the intersections of heritage and foodways in 20th and 21st century Mexico, the Caribbean, and the US. Her work has appeared in numerous international publications and she is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art (Yale University Press). Wolff is also an active curator and her latest art exhibition, The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined, is on view in Pittsburgh through March 2024. For more on Wolff’s writing and research, www.lesleywolff.com.    

Lectures and gallery  talks are offered free with regular admission:

  • Art+ Museum Members: Free
  • Not-Yet-Members: $25
  • Students: Free

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Image: Installation view of Pepe Mar: Myth and Magic at the Tampa Museum of Art.


September 21
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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