TURNER HOUSE – OAK CLIFF SOCIETY FOR FINE ARTS
FALL SALON SERIES 2010
“The Folk Art of Mexico and Central America”
Thursday October 14 7:30 - 9
John Lunsford curates an exhibition of folk art from Mexico and Central America from various private collections in Dallas. The exhibit will include antique Mayan and Guatemalan textiles as well as old and contemporary examples of baskets, ceramics and Oaxacan painted wood sculptures. Lunsford will give a gallery talk offering commentary on historical significance and the evolution of craft in contemporary work.
John Lunsford studied at English Literature at Harvard and completed graduate work in art history at Columbia University in New York City. He was a senior curator at the Dallas Museum of Art from 1958 to 1986 and was appointed Director of the Meadows Museum at SMU from1996 to 2001. Lunsford taught art history at SMU for almost twenty years and has a long resume of publications, public lectures and lectures/tours for numerous trips throughout the world sponsored by the DMA and the Meadows.
October 14. The cost is $10 for members of Turner House, $15 for non-members.