From September 15 through October 15, the Grand Prairie Main Library will host Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries, a traveling exhibit provided by Humanities Texas. In Mexico, two civilizations have lived and fought across the land and within the very soul of every individual. One civilization native to the Americas; the other born in Europe but now an elemental part of the Mexican character. This exhibition is 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.
The Main Library will host two free programs in conjunction with the exhibit.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera were leading influences in a glorious artistic renaissance that surrounded the Mexican Revolution. They become the most celebrated… and complicated… couple of contemporary Mexico. Join us at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 17 for an evening of Art and Passion as we explore their creative and volcanic moments.
Chocolate: History, Culture and Taste For the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, chocolate had divine origins. Its applications were diverse, ranging from numerical representation and currency to the beverage called “Xocolatl,” a bitter potion of roasted cocoa beans and spices. At 7 pm on Tuesday, October 1, travel with us through the history of chocolate to cocoa plantations in Mexico and Central America. The lecture concludes with a boutique chocolate tasting that covers the range of today’s unique cacao flavors.
Our presenter is Carlos A. Rovelo, a professor of Art History and Mexican-American Studies at the Dallas County and Tarrant County Colleges. An expert in the Mexican Muralism and Popular Art movements, he is also a weekly commentator for DFW’s Spanish television networks Univision and Telemundo.
The Main Library is located at 901 Conover Drive. www.gptx.org/library