Dobles Vidas: Folk Art from the Mexican Museum

August 18 – December 12, 2014

Dobles Vidas: Folk Art from The Mexican Museum presents over 60 works that explore the people, places and traditions of Mexico. From popular festival wear to domestic items to fantastical creatures, these colorful and compelling works provide a glimpse into the rich and diverse world of Mexican folk art and its customs.

Dobles Vidas is the second collaboration between The Mexican Museum and the University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery and M.A. in Museum Studies Program. Drawn from The Mexican Museum’s extensive collection of over 7,000 pieces of folk art, the exhibit highlights works from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. The curatorial team includes Marlena Cannon (The Mexican Museum), Emily Breault, Merrill Amos (MA '14), Leah Belcher (MA '14) and Glori Simmons.

Programming is co-sponsored by USF’s Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA), the Department of Art + Architecture, and the Intercultural Center among others.