Photo exhibit at El Paso Museum of Art explores Mexican history

A new photo exhibit, “Luces y Sombras: Images from Mexico,” opened Thursday at the El Paso Museum of Art.

It features more than 100 photographs from the Bank of America collection, dating from the 1920s to the present day, and explores a timeline of modern Mexican history.

“Here in El Paso, we owe much of our rich cultural history to relationships with our southern neighbors in Mexico,” Kristi Marcum, president of Bank of America El Paso Market, said in a press release.

“Through this exhibit, made possible by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities, which lends exhibits free of charge to museums and nonprofits, we hope to illuminate diverse cultural traditions and expand access to the arts.”

Bank of America El Paso Market President Kristi Marcum and El Paso Museum of Art Assistant Curator Claudia S. Preza are featured Thursday at the exhibit “Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico.”"

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The family exhibition includes:

• An artistic conference from 5 to 6 pm on July 14th.

• Family day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 23.

• A photo workshop at noon on August 5th.

“We are delighted to have these photos on loan from Bank of America,” General Manager of Culture and Recreation Ben Fyffe said in the statement. “Our deep roots in Mexican culture will be reflected in the photographs featured in the exhibit.”

The exhibit is free and will be on view at the museum at 1 Arts Festival Plaza downtown through August 17.

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The El Paso Museum of Art has partnered with Bank of America to feature 27 Mexican and foreign photographers in the new exhibit, "Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico," from the Bank of America collection.  More than 100 photographs and a video present Mexican culture after the Mexican Revolution from the 1920s to today.
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