Trash Talk with Dr.Tomas Ybarra Frausto
Friday, July 8 at 7:00 PM
Galeria Guadalupe (723 South Brazos)
Mexican American scholar and author of “Rasquachismo: a Chicano sensibility“, Tomas Ybarra Frausto will discuss non-Western art traditions and alternate iconographic patterns with Los De Abajo artists Jason Eric Gonzales Martinez, Juan de Dios Mora, and John Dalton Atkins, as they discuss their work and individual artistic language.
Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Ph.D. is an independent scholar of Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. He was formerly the Associate director of Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was also a tenured professor at Stanford University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He served as chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Smithsonian Council. he has published extensively on Latin American and U.S. Latino arts and culture. In 1998, Dr. Ybarra-Frausto was awarded the Henry Medal by the Smithsonian Institution, and in 2007, the Mexican government bestowed “The Order of the Aztec Eagle” citing his life work in fostering cultural understanding between the United States and Mexico through the arts and humanities.