Here are more photos of my solo exhibit, Fragmentos: Pilar Acevedo, which was curated by the incredibly talented, Dolores Mercado, Associate Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit ran from January 16, 2014 through July 13, 2014. I am extremely honored to have exhibited at this fabulous museum because:
Today, the National Museum of Mexican Art stands out as one of the most prominent first-voice institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. We are home to one of the country’s largest Mexican art collections, including more than 7,000 seminal pieces from ancient Mexico to the present.
Here is a sneak preview of some of my art, which will be in Fragmentos: Pilar Acevedo. This exhibit, which was curated by Dolores Mercado, will be at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago through July 13th, 2014. There will be a formal opening on Thursday, January 16, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm; however, it will open to the public on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
It is important to note that the formal opening on January 16 will be for three different exhibits: Galería sin Fronteras,
As Cosmopolitans & Strangers, and Fragmentos.
I hope to see you there!
National Museum of Mexican Art
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Date: February 16, 2012
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
How to Paint at GSU
University Park, Illinois, February 16, 2012 – The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University will present “Ways of Making: Painting” from March 9 through 30. The exhibit will feature the artwork of 25 painters, all women, in recognition of the 25th year of Women’s History Month. A closing reception celebrating the artists will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Gallery Director Jeff Stevenson and Guest Curator Dolores Mercado, of the National Museum of Mexican Art, invited artists who represent a diversity of working styles, career stages, and subject matter.
“This exhibit seeks to enhance the classroom experience for our students as well as provide a wonderful cultural experience to our extended and growing community outside of the university,” said Stevenson.
The exhibit includes the work of Pilar Acevedo of Chicago, Lynn Basa of Chicago, Jennifer Cronin of Chicago, Jessica Freudenberg-Segal of Chicago, Esperanza Gama of Chicago, Paula Henderson of Chicago, Juliette Herwitt of Forest Park, Laura Kina of Chicago, Vera Klement of Chicago, Sarah Krepp of Evanston, Judy Ledgerwood of Oak Park, K. A. Letts of Ann Arbor, MI, Bernell Loeb of Oak Park, Sioban Lombardi of Chicago, Rosanna Mark-Andreu of Chicago, Renee McGinnis of Chicago, Betty Ann Mocek of Chicago, Elsa Muñoz of Chicago, Martina Nehrling of Chicago, Joyce Owens of Chicago, Miriam Socoloff of Chicago, Sue Sommers of Evanston, Erin Waser of Chicago, Maureen Warren of Chicago, and Kathleen Waterloo of Chicago.
“Ways of Making: Painting” is the third in a series of exhibitions that highlight the art making practices taught in GSU’s art program. Previous exhibits focused on the ways of making work on paper and photography. Additional exhibits will explore the intricacies, methods, and some of the secrets of artistic creativity in other media such as sculpture and digital art.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway in University Park. The Visual Arts Gallery is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5 to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 9 p.m.; Fridays, from 5 to 9 p.m.; and by appointment.
For more information, call (708) 534-4021or visit www.govst.edu/gallery.