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Art Talk: The New Life of Old Maps

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Free

As the former Rare Books Librarian at the Benson Latin American Collection, art historian Michael Hironymous will be addressing the initiative that brought digital copies of the maps in the exhibition to the communities that produced them centuries ago, as well as the effect that such project had in his personal life. Mariana Castillo Deball, a Mexican international award-winning artist featured in the exhibition, will be talking about the aesthetic elements of the maps and how her own artistic practice has been inspired by Indigenous cartography.

This event will take place in the Capitol Room. Free admission every Thursday is made possible by The Moody Foundation. On the third Thursday of each month, the museum remains open until 9 pm.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Image Left: Mariana Castillo Deball

Image Right: Unknown Artist, Teozacoalco Mexico, 1580. 69.3 x 54.3 in. Watercolor and ink on paper. Benson Latin American Collection, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, The University of Texas at Austin.


August 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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