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Religion & Politics in Art

Leopoldo Méndez, Corrido de Stalingrado (detail) (image on right), 1942. Linoleum cut with type/lettering, 18.7 x 13.9 in. Collection of Michael T. Ricker. Photograph courtesy of Michael T. Ricker.

Religion & Politics in Art
September 16
2:00 PM-7:00 PM

Free Admission

El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Art cordially invites you to a joint event with collector and scholar, Michael T. Ricker, as he discusses The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art, in El Paso Museum of History, and the El Taller de Grafica Popular exhibition in El Paso Museum of Art.

Merienda Talks
El Paso Museum of History | 510 N Santa Fe St, El Paso, TX 79901
Thursday, September 16 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Collector and scholar, Michael T. Ricker kicks off Merienda Talks* with a conversation about the exhibition, The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art, which highlights the central Christian concept of duality, good versus evil. The exhibition is comprised of selected works from Ricker’s expansive personal collection, representing a variety of cultures exemplifying centuries of creativity.

Light refreshments will be served.

  • Please RSVP by Thursday, September 9th:
    RSVP.EPMH@elpasotexas.gov or 915-212-3162
    *Merienda Talks is a new ongoing lecture series at EPMH

Political Ink-terpretations
El Paso Museum of Art | 1 Arts Festival Plz, El Paso TX, 79901
Thursday, September 16 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an Art Talk with collector and scholar, Michael T. Ricker, as he discusses the current exhibition, El Taller de Gráfica Popular. The exhibition features prints, posters, and leaflets created by influential Mexican artists through the Taller de Gráfica workshop, an artist collective forged in Mexico’s post-revolutionary years. Focused on issues related to social justice, education and other concerns, the exhibition pulls from the collection of Ricker, and highlights the role of artist as activist.

Live printmaking workshop followed by a reception with light refreshments and live music.

  • Live Printmaking Workshop
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Art Lecture by Michael T. Ricker
    5:30 pm

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