Join us for the first special program in conjunction with our exhibition The Avant-Garde Networks of Amauta: Argentina, Mexico, and Peru in the 1920s. We will be joined by guest speaker Dr. Omar Rivera from Southwestern University, who will share insights into the life of José Carlos Mariátegui, the founder of radical Peruvian journal “Amauta,” exploring the paradoxes of a socialist “Indigenismo.”
José Carlos Mariátegui (Peru, 1894-1930) was widely recognized for his original interpretation of Marxism from an Andean context. He understood art as a key site of revolutionary struggle. He found in aesthetics the possibility of addressing the global, social and political contradictions of the tumultuous 1920s, and he invoked the power of the imagination to bring them to a tipping point. His journal Amauta, especially in its convergence of Indigenist and avant-garde artworks, is a quintessential expression of this revolutionary imagination.
This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located in our Smith Building where our Café and Shop are also located.
Thursdays are free admission at the museum. 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.