The El Paso Museum of History and the El Paso Museum of Art invite the public to “Religion & Politics in Art,” a series of lectures, exhibitions and a workshop by collector and scholar, Michael T. Ricker, on Thursday, September 16.
The event begins at 2 p.m. with Merienda Talks, at the El Paso Museum of History (EPMH).
Ricker will discuss his personal collection, The Devil You Say! The Saintly and not so Saintly, in Folk Art, which is currently on exhibition at EPMH. The collection focuses on the Christian concept of good versus evil featured through centuries of creativity from cultures across the world.
Merienda Talks is a new, ongoing lecture series at the EPMH that will highlight the Museum’s exhibitions, through casual conversations.
Following the lecture, guests may visit the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) to attend Political Ink-terpretations, a printmaking workshop, which begins at 4 p.m. Visitors may also attend an art lecture with Ricker at 5:30 p.m., also at EPMA. Ricker will discuss the El Taller de Gráfica Popular exhibition, currently on view at the EPMA.
Influential Mexican artists created the prints, posters, and leaflets in the collection through the Taller de Gráfica workshop, an artist collective active during Mexico’s post-revolutionary years.
“We are looking forward to bringing the collector of both exhibits to El Paso,” said El Paso Museum of History Director, Erica Marín. “During the past year, we have enjoyed collaborating with our sister institution EPMA to bring quality programming to both sites.”
- Merienda Talk with Michael T. Ricker
2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the El Paso Museum of History, 510 N Santa Fe
- Political Ink-terpretations – Live Printmaking Workshop
4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the El Paso Museum of Art
- El Taller de Gráfica Popular – Art Lecture by Michael T. Ricker
5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the El Paso Museum of Art