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February 25, 2010 Judy Hughes
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judy.hughes@louisville.edu

Historian to discuss Mexican Revolution at century mark

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — History scholar Cony Marquez from Mexico’s University of Guanajuato will give three public talks related to the Mexican Revolution at its 100th anniversary during her March 9-11 visit to the University of Louisville.

Marquez teaches Mexican colonial history, art history and regional history at her university in central Mexico.

Her visit is sponsored by UofL’s Latin American and Latino studies program, and the events are co-sponsored by other parts of the College of Arts and Sciences. Here are her free, public talks:

March 9 — “Did Mexico Have a Revolution?: A Critical Analysis of What It Has Meant for Mexicans,” a talk examining the 1910 war on its 100th anniversary, 4:30 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. Co-sponsored by history, sociology and the classical and modern languages departments.

March 10 — “The Mexican Revolution,” lecture in Spanish to “Literary and Cultural Perspectives on Modern Latin America” class, 1 p.m., Room 202, Bingham Humanities Building. Co-sponsored by the classical and modern languages department.

March 11 — “To Perpetuate the Mexican Revolution Ideals: The Second Generation of Nationalistic Artists,” brown-bag lunch discussion with beverages and dessert provided, 12:30 p.m. Room 137, Lutz Hall. Co-sponsored by the fine arts department and Hite Art Institute.

Last fall UofL and Guanajuato officials signed an agreement for the two universities to collaborate. After Marquez visits Louisville, UofL art history professor Christopher Fulton will lecture about Mexican muralists in May at University of Guanajuato.

Fulton also will give a free, public talk at UofL at 1 p.m. March 3 in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. The title is “David Alfaro Siqueiros: Artist and Revolutionary.” Fulton is curating an exhibition of the Mexican artist’s work and working on a book about him and his art. Latin American and Latino studies, fine arts and the Hite Art Institute are co-sponsoring that event.

For more information, contact Rhonda Buchanan, 502-852-2034 or rhondabuchanan@louisville.edu

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