Apr. 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Speakers: Ed Jordan, Polly Johnson, David Moss, and Sergio Sanchez Santamaria
- Admission: $7 or Free to museum members
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- Parking: Please visit the Museum’s Visit webpage
On April 15th, the Mexic-Arte Museum hosted “Panel Discussion: Conversations with the Collectors and the Artist” to coincide with the opening of Expresiones de México, Arte de la Gente / Art of the People. We invited collectors Polly Johnson, Edwin Rudolph Jordan, and David Moss, and artist Sergio Sánchez Santamaría to speak on their views of collecting objects.
The collectors explained the joys of discovering new artists and their works to add to their growing collection. Though they enjoy the beauty and memories the objects bring to their environment, the collectors discussed the importance of giving the objects the right home and preserving the cultures they represent. This has led them to donate parts of their collections to institutions, such as the Mexic-Arte Museum.
In reference to what Johnson, Jordan, and Moss spoke about, Sánchez Santamaría discussed the importance of collecting to preserve memories and continuing education. He explained his own experience with collecting as an artist, like how he’s traded objects with other artists. Sánchez Santamaría emphasized that his practice of collecting was very selective. He wants to focus on the rarity and being beneficial to his artmaking, such as his curated collection of printmaking books.
The Mexic-Arte Museum would like to extend our thanks to the collectors, Polly Johnson, Edwin Rudolph Jordan, and David Moss, and artist, Sergio Sánchez Santamaría for participating in the “Panel Discussion: Conversations with the Collectors and the Artist” and their generous contributions to the Mexic-Arte Museum.