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Reflections on Latinx and Latin America Resistance

  • Mexic-Arte Museum 419 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

Mexic-Arte Museum’s current exhibition, "Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections from the Permanent Collection," explores the plurality of resistance through different mediums and approaches. The diverse exhibit reflects upon a range of issues including race, gender, identity, community, and civil rights, highlighting varied forms of Latinx and Latin American resistance. 

On Tuesday, May 15th, Mexic-Arte Museum will bring together a trio of panelists to discuss the current exhibition and provide insights through their respective areas of expertise. Photographer Joel Salcido will speak about his artistic career and expand on some of his works that are part of the exhibit; Dr. Dania Abreu-Torres will delve in the development race, national identity, and feminism through art; and Dr. Erina Duganne will explore and contextualize lineages of resistance through the medium of photography. 

Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at Mexic-Arte Museum, will lead a question and answer session with the audience following the presentations. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Make sure to join us for this insightful discussion!


Dania E. Abreu-Torres is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at Trinity University. Her main research interests lie in the development of cultural concepts like national identity, race, and feminism inside cultural manifestations such as literature, film, music, or art.

Joel Salcido is a Mexican-American photographer and author from the ElPaso/Juarez region. Salcido began his photography career as a photojournalist before launching his commitment to fine art photography. He is the author of The Spirit of Tequila, a book that showcases the distilleries and tequilerías in and around the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Salcido's work is part of Mexic-Arte Museum's Permanent Collection and can also be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Harry Ransom Humanities Center at UT Austin, and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University.

Erina Duganne is Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Art History at Texas State University, where she teaches courses on the history of photography, American art, and art criticism and writing. Her current research project explores intersections between aesthetic experience, activist practices, and the affects they produced in the 1980s.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

*Admission: Free
*Parking: $10 at Frost Bank Tower Parking Garage, on the corner of Brazos & 4th St.

Earlier Event: May 2
Taste Of Mexico