Exhibit to showcase culture, history

By Kathryn Kelman/editor-in-chief

On loan from Humanities Texas, the NW library will host the exhibit, Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries Sept. 15-Oct. 14.

The exhibit features 3,000 years of Mexican culture and history through photographs of stone sculptures from prehistoric times, liturgical artifacts from colonial days, 19th century portraits of landscapes and works on canvas and paper by 20th century muralists.

Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries is an exhibition based on the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Antonio Museum of Art’s international exhibition and is organized by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities,” according to the exhibition’s website.

Info on the website indicates the exhibit is intended to enhance appreciation of the richness and complexity of Mexico and its people.

“Student activities and the Walsh library are excited to bring this display to Northwest Campus in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month,” student activities coordinator Rachael McCloskey said. “This exhibit shows how the culture Mexico has changed and evolved from ancient civilization to modern times.”

The exhibit is available for viewing during regular library hours, 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m. in NW’s Walsh library. For more information, contact McCloskey at rachael.mccloskey@tccd.edu or 817-515-7794 or call the library at 817-515-7725.