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Paraíso y Presa: The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art

  • 16 Jun 2018
  • 02 Sep 2018
  • 500 Mainstreet, Downtown Beaumont

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 15, 2018, 6 - 8 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. 

Professor John Gaston Fairey, founder of Peckerwood Gardens and former architectural design professor at Texas A&M University, gifted AMSET with over 500 pieces of Mexican folk art due to the organization’s active educational programming and community involvement.  The collection features significant examples of Mexican folk art including masks, ceramics, textiles, and trees of life.

 In winter 2017, AMSET exhibited a portion of the Mexican folk art collection in The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art: An IntroductionParaíso y Presa will feature a curated portion of the collection focusing on Creation imagery, and good and evil. 

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