More than 800 visitors have marveled at the photography and collection of Austin Victor Casasola, which remains on display through Saturday, March 28.
A small portion of the photos on display at the Douglas Visitor’s Center through Saturday, March 28. The Agustin Victor Casasola exhibit has attracted more than 800 visitors.
The exhibit began on March 13 at the Visitor’s Center, located at 345 16th Street.
The exhibit is comprised of a selection of 92 photographs produced between 1900 and 1940, pertaining to the national Casasola Archives, a treasure of Mexico that houses more than half a million photographs taken by the Casasola brothers, Austin and Miguel, since 1912. The photographs offer an unparalleled portrait of Mexico during the dynamic first half of the 20th century.
Renowned Mexican photographer Pablo Ortiz Monasterio curated the selection of photographs, which are divided into the following sections: the Porfirian Peace, the Revolutionary War, Trades, Modernity, the Eagle and the Serpent, Justice Halls, Night and Famous People.
The final lecture concerning the series and history it represents will be held on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Visitor’s Center.
Oscar de la Torre Amezuca, consul for Mexico in Douglas, “The Revolution in Mexico – Today’s Reality”
The exhibit is sponsored by the Foreign Ministry of Mexico (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores), National Council on the Arts and Culture (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes-CONACULTA) and National Institute of Anthropology and History (National Institute of Anthropology and History-INAH). It has been presented in Madrid, Paris, Athens, Vancouver, New York, Austin, San Diego, and Washington, D.C., and in New Orleans during the re-opening of the Mexican Consulate in April 2008 by Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón accompanied by President George W. Bush. It travels to Douglas from the consulate general of Mexico in Yuma.
For more information, call the Center for Lifelong Learning at (520) 417-4772. Anyone needing an accommodation in order to attend should contact the Disability Services Office, (520) 515-5337 or (520) 417-4023, at least 72 hours in advance.