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Artist Enrique Chagoya has cited the biting social and political critique visualized in prints created by Francisco Goya and José Guadalupe Posada as vital inspirations for his depictions of political subjugation, corruption, and injustice. Curator Patricia Hickson untangles the absurd and often astonishing imagery that Chagoya devises in his printed work to explain his assessment of contemporary political, economic, and social life. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.
Fraught with environmental, economic, and ecological consequences, the ivory market flourished in early modern Europe as explorers and hunters brought tusks poached from elephants across Africa to Europe for artisans to carve lavish and delicate luxury and ritual objects. Curator Linda Roth explores the ivories in Stories in Ivory and Wood Told by Master Carvers. Free with museum admission. Meet in front of the Museum Shop.