“Land, Fauna, and Allegories: Performance, Art, and Video in the Chihuahua Desert” Lecture led by Dr. Laura Gutiérrez and Q&A

March 27

March 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Artwork used in event banner: Luis Jiménez, Howl, 1977, Color lithograph on paper, 44½” x 34”

Join the Mexic-Arte Museum on Saturday, March 27th starting at 11am CST for “Land, Fauna, and Allegories: Performance, Art, and Video in the Chihuahua Desert” Lecture led by Dr. Laura Gutiérrez and Q&A as part of the Museum’s current virtual exhibition, Life and Experiences in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands on view now via the Museum’s website. The virtual lecture will be live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live and moderated by Mexic-Arte Museum Curator & Director of Programs, Dr. George Vargas. Participants can pre-register for the event via Zoom by filling out info and clicking the Register button on this site or simply by viewing the lecture on the Museum’s Facebook page on the day of the event. Participants will get a chance to engage in a Q&A with Dr. Laura Gutiérrez during the last few minutes of the virtual event!


Visit the Museum’s current virtual exhibition, Life and Experiences in the U.S/Mexico Borderlands on view now!

About Dr. Laura Gutiérrez

Laura G. Gutiérrez is a Mexican and Latinx performance studies, visual studies and cultural studies scholar. Gutiérrez was born in Nuevo Ideal, Durango, Mexico and, in 1977, migrated to Chicago. She currently resides in Austin, TX, but she’s also made homes in Tucson, AZ and Mexico City. Gutiérrez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she teaches courses related to (popular) culture. Her research revolves around the examination of gender, race, and sexuality in Latinx and Mexican performance and visual art. She is the author of Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage (U of Texas Press, 2010), as well a number of articles, book chapters, and catalog essays. Because of her deep commitment to contemporary art and culture-makers, Gutiérrez is on the board of and part of the curating team of OUTsider Fest, an Austin-based queer transmedia nonprofit, and, occasionally, collaborates with artists.

About the Exhibition: 

Mexic-Arte Museum presents the virtual exhibition Life and Experiences in the U.S/Mexico Borderlands, on view now throughout this webpage and CultureConnect. In early 2020, Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. (1946 – 2021), a former reference librarian and subject specialist for art and Chicanx studies at The University of Texas at El Paso, donated his vast collection to Mexic-Arte Museum, which he had amassed over 30 years. The Sandoval Collection is comprised of over 1,500 artworks, many of them created by Mexican and Latinx artists. It includes prints, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and popular art from the El Paso region, as well as Mexico. The Collection also contains hundreds of publications and ephemerae. Juan Sandoval’s dedicated patronage to the arts is a monumental achievement, and his legacy will allow countless generations to engage with these important works. Mexic-Arte is grateful that Juan Sandoval chose to donate his work to the Museum.

The Life and Experience in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.