Beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects in Mexico City created modern buildings intended to convey Mexico’s unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their students had rewritten the country’s architectural history and transformed the capital. In an illustrated lecture, Kathryn O’Rourke will present her new interpretation of architectural modernism in Mexico City. Her research reveals the close links between design, architectural history, folk art, and social reform.
O’Rourke, associate professor of art history at Trinity University, received her B.A. in Architecture from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania. She serves as vice chair of the State Board of Review of the Texas Historical Commission and secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians. O’Rourke is the author of the highly regarded Modern Architecture in Mexico City: History, Representation, and the Shaping of a Capital (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016).
Welcome to Spring 2018!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.
An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.
Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056
PLEASE NOTE: COMIDA EN LA CUIDAD IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University
Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004
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