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Pima County Library – Caviglia-Arivaca Library

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17050 W. Arivaca Road
Arivaca, 85601
520-594-5235 http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/ARI/

August 2016

From China to Mexico: A Journey of Decorative Arts

August 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pima County Library – Caviglia-Arivaca Library, 17050 W. Arivaca Road
Arivaca, 85601
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Mexico/New Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries was an area that enjoyed enormous economic prosperity.  Each year trading ships from China brought goods to Mexico in exchange for New World silver.  Stylistic features and design of many trade items influenced artists and designers working in Mexico.  Mexican ceramics displayed the impact of galleon trade most vividly, and Manila shawls display Chinese silk motifs and decorative techniques which later inspired the decoration of Mexican textiles.  This presentation traces the history…

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September 2018

Art of the Internment Camps: Culture Behind Barbed Wire – Arivaca

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pima County Library – Caviglia-Arivaca Library, 17050 W. Arivaca Road
Arivaca, 85601
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1942 WWII Executive Order 9066 forced the removal of nearly 125,000 Japanese-American citizens from the west coast, incarcerating them in ten remote internment camps in seven states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. Government photographers Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, and Ansel Adams documented the internment, and artists Toyo Miyatake, Chiura Obata, Henry Sugimoto, and Miné Okubo made powerful records of camp life. Arizona’s two camps (Gila River, Poston) were among the largest, and this…

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