Taking it to the Streets: Folk Art from Lima’s Barrios and Shantytowns
Folk Art Presentation
Presenter: Amy Groleau, Ph.D., Curator of Latin American Collections at MOIFA
In conjunction with MOIFA’s exhibition, Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru, Dr. Groleau will discuss popular art forms and artists thriving in Lima’s urban jungle. Home to an estimated 10 million people, Lima’s exponential growth has been fueled by waves of migration from the rural highland and rainforest regions, creating a unique urban culture.
Presenter: Earl Kessler. Earl is an urban planner who started collecting folk art and ornaments while in the Peace Corps in Colombia. He has written about collecting beads for Ornament magazine.
FOLK ART PRESENTATIONS
FOFA members gather at 2:30 p.m. for lively camaraderie and light refreshments. Presentations begin at 3 p.m. in the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater. Please note change in usual venue. Limited seating. For reservations, contact the FOFA Hotline 505-216-7617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.