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Lecture: "Molas: Kuna Women's Art"

April 16, 2011 -

Dr. Mari Lyn Salvador, Director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, has conducted extensive research on molas, the distinctive blouses made and worn by Kuna Indian women. Dr. Salvador will discuss the history of Kuna traditional dress; mola making and the social system that enables time for sewing; mola types, styles, and themes; and the aesthetic system and artistic criteria that guide mola making from the perspective of the women themselves. Dr. Salvador has published in the areas of art and culture, ethno-aesthetics, and the aesthetics of ritual performance.

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April Artist-in-Residence: Carmen Lomas Garza

"Flora and Faun/Deer & Corn," by Carmen Lomas Garza
March 30, 2011May 1, 2011

With the Blessing of Corn

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
and Fridays, 6:00–8:45 p.m.

Artist Program 


The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums. Cultural Encounters is generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.  Thank you to Aveleda Wines for their in-kind support.


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