Friday, June 15
Gregorio Luke will speak on Mexico’s iconic textile – the rebozo – a powerful symbol of Mexican culture and identity. Its surprising Arabic origin and history will surprise and delight you.
The Mexican Revolution of 1910 brought the rebozo global notoriety as the garment of choice for the “Adelitas,” rebel women who used it to carry both babies and weapons wrapped inside past government checkpoints.
Women of all socioeconomic classes have worn this garment celebrating births, weddings and even as a death shroud. Famous artists and First Ladies of Mexico favored them such as Frida Kahlo, Maria Felix, and even the Empress Carlota. The rebozo became a sign of modesty and ostentation and a symbol in Mexican literature and cinema.
Please join us for a lecture detailing the fascinating history, many uses, and evolution of this culturally significant garment.
Wear your favorite rebozo! Join us after the lecture for light refreshments.
Gregorio Luke is an expert on Mexican art and culture. He is the Former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art, Consul for Cultural Affairs of the Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles, First Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico and Deputy Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. Luke has intensively lectured on Mexican culture in prestigious institutions, museums and universities in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.
This event is sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council
$5 LAAC members and students | $10 SDMA members | $15 nonmembers