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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pintando: Colors of Education, at the Lehman College College Art Gallery (Multi-Day Event)
End Time 4:00 PM

The Lehman College Art Gallery, the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks and the Consulate General of Mexico in New York Present  
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Pintando: Colors of Education
Masterpieces by renowned 20th-century Mexican artists


On view August 13 – September 22, 2018


For Immediate Release



Reception:  Thursday, September 6, 6:00- 8:30pm  


Lehman College Art Gallery, the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad through the Consulate General of Mexico in New York present Pintando: Colors of Education, which features more than three dozen paintings by renowned 20th-century painters based in Mexico. The exhibition, curated by Laura H. Baz
án of the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks, includes artists, such as Manuel Felguérez, Leonora Carrington and Jorge González Camarena.


The paintings, widely recognized as treasures of Mexican heritage, were commissioned by The National Commission of Public Textbooks to illustrate the covers of books used in Mexico’s schools.  This special six-week presentation in New York City is the final stop in the United States on an international tour that included showings at the main libraries in Chicago and Los Angeles. The exhibition travels to Colombia, Bogota this fall.


The paintings in Pintando were created between
1960-62 and 1987-88 and present Mexico by depicting its national heroes who led their country’s social movements and struggle for independence. The paintings also show Mexico through landscapes of its countryside and with allegory and symbols that depict the mother country in images that embody civic virtues. The artists, who belonged to the Mexican art movements El Muralismo and La Ruptura, were deeply committed to education and proud of their country.

A related program series, sponsored by the Jamie Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, based at Lehman College features Mexican and Mexican-American visual artists on September Tuesdays at 1 pm at the Lehman College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West.  The programs are free and open to the public.


September 4 - Andrea Arroyo

Women in Mexican Textbooks


Women have played an important role, both as artists and as muses in many works in the exhibition. Arroyo will delve into the fascinating story of the woman who served as models for the book's iconic cover images.


September 11 - Felipe Galindo

Art in Textbooks as a Reflection of the Artistic Panorama in Mexico


Galindo speaks from a personal experience about art movements and cultural policies in Mexico that influenced the images on the covers of student textbooks between 1959 and 1987.


September 18 – Diego Anaya

The Impact of an Image Through Time 


Anaya explores how images linger in our memory without us knowing its origin or purpose, and how we create personal associations that give images our own meaning.


Lehman College Relationship with Mexico


Pintando: Colors of Education
at Lehman College celebrates an agreement signed this year between the college, the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, and eight of Mexico’s public universities to lead to more student and faculty exchange opportunities. The Mexican Studies Institute seeks to foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States, and encourages collaboration with community-based organizations to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community.


Lehman College has deep ties with the nation of Mexico. In 2013 the college became the only official recipient in the United States of an Olmec Head. The statue—a replica of “The King”—was the first sculpture of its kind to be unearthed in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, Veracruz, Mexico in 1964. The replica was a gift from Mexico to celebrate the first anniversary of the Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY and was installed adjacent to Lehman College’s main plaza.
 


About Lehman College Art Gallery


Lehman College Art Gallery was founded in 1984 to serve as an arts center for the people of the Bronx that would play a significant role in the cultural life of the borough. Today, the gallery is an innovative center of contemporary art where visitors from the Bronx and the Greater New York area can experience thematic group exhibitions that bring together famous artists with emerging talents.


About the Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at
the City University of New York


The Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY seeks to boost enrollment of Mexican and Mexican-American students, foster research with and about Mexico and Mexicans in the United States and collaborate with community-based organizations to support and empower the Mexican immigrant community. With a special focus on Mexicans in the diaspora, especially Mexicans in New York City. The Institute offers a space for the Mexican community to consider its own and an institutional location for support of scholarly and community advocacy projects.


About the
Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks


The National Commission of Public Textbooks was created on February 12, 1959 during the administration of President Adolfo López Mateos, who believed in education as a tool to consolidate Mexico as an emerging nation. Through the establishment of the National Plan for the Expansion and Improvement of Primary Education in Mexico, known as the Plan of 11 years, the Commission was created with the intention of distributing public textbooks to all corners of Mexico. Thus, Jaime Torres Bodet, Secretary of Education and Martín Luis Guzmán, President of the Commission, began the production of public textbooks in 1960, distributing educational materials to an enrollment of almost 5 million students.


Today the National Commission of Public Textbooks is a decentralized public institution in charge of producing, storing and distributing Public Textbooks and Educational Materials to students enrolled in the Mexican National Educational System and to donate collections of books to the United States of America.


About the Consulate General of Mexico in New York


The Consulate General of Mexico in New York works tirelessly to provide documentation and protection services to the Mexican community living in the tri-state area, as well as to defend the rights of its citizens in the United States. It also implements comprehensive programs that facilitate the integration and empowerment of the community; in areas such as education, health, financial education, capacity-building and culture. It promotes mutually beneficial relations that contribute to strengthen bridges of understanding between communities, societies and countries.


About the curator


Laura H. Bazán has a degree in Art History and has worked
in Mexico's artistic field since 2012. During that time, she has been working closely with independent curators and visual artists, and collaborating with local and international galleries. After an internship at Christie's Mexico in 2015, Laura started gaining experience in the international art market and art collections, she worked in an international art investment fund and the “Adrastus Collection”. In 2018 she became the main curator of the pictorial collection of the National Commission of Public Textbooks, where she has been responsible for developing and managing international exhibitions in collaboration with the consulates of Mexico in the United States and Latin America.

Lehman College Art Gallery

 

 

 

Tel 718-960-8731

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday

10 AM - 4 PM

250 Bedford Park Blvd. West

Bronx NY 10468

PRESS CONTACT:

Laura De Riggi, Curatorial Assistant lehmancollegeartgallery@gmail.com

www.lehmangallery.org

lehmancollegeartgallery@gmail.com

Monday, September 24, 2018

Flu Shots
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Flu Shots (with your insurance card) or $25 cash offered by your local pharmacy. September 17 & 24 from 12-4pm in T-3, Room 117 September 25 from 11-2pm in the East Dining Room All October Flu Shot Clinics will be held at the Student Health Center, Old Gym, Room B008 from 11-2pm: October 3, 11, 15, 16, 23, 29
  

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Graduation application period for the June 2018 class (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

 
Course Withdrawal Period (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

    • Course Withdrawal period begins.
    • A grade of “W” is assigned to students who officially drop a class.
IT Center Hours
8:00 AM - 10:45 PM


Artist as Witness: Cultural Production, Conflict, and Human Rights in Syria
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Through seven years of war, Syrian artists have played a crucial role as witnesses to the devastation of their country, and to the suffering and fortitude of its people. This one-day conference explores Syrian cultural producers’ varied responses to the ongoing conflict. Visual artists, playwrights, musicians, and filmmakers invoke, critique, and give voice to experiences of oppression, trauma, exile, and loss. Wartime works reflect an intensification of the outrage, longing, ambivalence, irony, and contradiction that have long imbued Syrian expressive culture. This conference showcases rarely seen works by Syrian artists, and places their creators in dialogue with a young generation of Syrian academics and activists.

This is a Lehman Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies Eighth Annual Conference. It is co-sponsored by the Leonard Lief Library and the Department of Anthropology.

9:45: Subhiyya ( Morning Coffee)
 
10:00 am                       Welcome
         
          Lehman College President José Louis Cruz
Christa Salamandra, Lehman College and the Graduate Center  
     
10:10-11:45 am               Panel One
 
Framing Conflict: Photography as Documentation and Engagement
Bassam Khabieh, Photographer, Reuters (via skype from Syria) in conversation with Nour Halabi, University of Pennsylvania.
 
11:45 am-1:45 pm        Panel Two
 
To Be or Not To Be? Film as Intervention
Film Screening: Shakespeare in Zaatari. 2016 (35 minutes).
Maan Mouslli, Director (via Skype from Germany) in conversation with Marianna al-Tabbaa, New York University.
 
 
1:45-2:30 pm                Lunch
 
 
2:30 pm-3:45 pm                    Panel Three
 
Illuminating Absurdities: Theater as Critique
Play Reading: The Goats.
Liwaa Yazigi, Playwright (via Skype from Germany) in conversation with Katty al-Hayek, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
 
3:45-4:15 pm                Panel Four
            
Filming Survival
Film Screening: Syria: Under a State of Fear (16 minutes) with producer Aya Aljamili, American University.  
 
4:15-4:30 pm                   Coffee Break
 
4:30-6:30 pm                  Panel Five
 
Playing it Again: Music as Cultural Preservation and Transformation
Samer Ali, Violinist and Founder of the Syrian Music Preservation Initiative, in conversation with Aya Aljamili, American University.
Musical performance, members of Takht a-Negham Ensemble.
 
Exhibit: Unpacked: Refugee Baggage, the work of Mohamed Hafez, Visual Artist.
GYN Hours
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In 2016, there was a 58% increase in Chlamydia cases and 28% in gonorrhea! Come see the GYN for STD testing, birth control and other women's health services on Tuesdays from 9:30-2:30pm and Thursdays from 2-5pm. Come to the Student Health Center, Old Gym, Room B008 to make an appointment since a validated ID and a $5 deposit are required. Walk-ins accepted as time allows.
Networking Strategies
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn tips to master the art of networking. Start making contacts and tap into the knowledge and experience of people who will help you reach your goals.
arn tips to master the art of networking. Start making contacts and tap into the knowledge and experience of people that will help you reach your goals.
Location
Nutritionist Hours
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Need to lose those holiday pounds so you can fit into that bikini? Or do you just want to learn to eat better? Come see the registered dietitian at the Student Health Center, Old Gym, Room B008 on Tuesdays 1:30-4:30pm and Thursdays 2-5pm. Call x8900 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcomed as time allows.
Event Image Introduction to Leadership Thursday class
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Introduction to leadership Thursday class
Graduate Information Session for Liberal Studies M.A.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Office of Graduate Admissions hosts regular, program-specific information sessions for many of our graduate programs. Our Graduate Information Sessions are designed to highlight the benefits and value of a Lehman College graduate degree and provide prospective applicants with an overview of our graduate programs. It is also an opportunity to meet with faculty and learn more about the application process, tuition costs, and transfer credits.

Our Programs and Degrees page offers a listing of graduate programs and gives you access to the full course description and website for your intended program. You may also view our Program Advisers page to make an appointment with a graduate adviser.

Carman Hall, Conference Room 128, Continuing and Professional Studies

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