Events


MAY
24
Date:
Friday, 24 May 2019
Time:
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:
Michigamme Room in Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd. East Landing, MI 48824
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Join us as we welcome Gabriela Leyva Mendez, professor of political science at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, to speak on indigenous cultures in Mexico. Gabriela is a champion for the rights of indigenous women.

MAY
28
Date:
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
MSU Museum, Ground Floor - 409 W Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48823
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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May 28 - November 30, 2019

This exhibition highlights significant works of popular art in Chile, known as arpilleras, created during the dictatorship and post-dictatorship period. The term arpillera (literally "burlap"), in many Latin American settings, refers to images created by stitching colorful fabric scraps onto a burlap backing. Created by mostly working class women, these works commemorate family members "disappeared" by the military and security forces, and depict the difficulties of everyday life under martial law. This important collection of arpilleras, dating from the early 1970s to the present, has been assembled by Marjorie Agosin, who has worked closely for decades with women arpillera artists, helping document their stories and aid them in their continuing struggle for financial security.

JUN
1
Date:
Saturday, 01 Jun 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
MSU Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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JUNE 1, 2019 - JANUARY 5, 2020


During a time of violence and political repression, artists from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile questioned their role in society and the purpose of art itself. The effects of authoritative regimes on the bodies of citizens is a central theme for all the works in this exhibition—the body being the primary target of state violence and control. Art making offered a critical framework to address painful social realities and lived experiences that were otherwise obscured from public view.