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Curator Lecture: Álvaro Ibarra

October 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Álvaro Ibarra (Utah State University), visiting scholar and curator of the exhibition Glorioserías: The Body in Late Twentieth Century Mexican Art, will give a curator lecture on Thursday, October 28, at 5:30 p.m.

The lecture will be held in the Griffin Foundation Gallery at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, with a party sponsored by Hixon Interiors to follow.

Both the lecture and the party are free and open to the public.

gloriosería n.
sp., conflation of gloria (glory), and grosería (a vulgarity): an exalted vulgarity

“Gloriosería is a made-up word that conflates an enthusiasm for sensation with a fascination for the vulgar and the horrific. Viewers will find the artwork featured in Glorioserías both familiar and alien. The eleven artists in the exhibition display uniquely personal distillations of grotesque realism, intimate battles that nevertheless intersect with broader existential perils present in modern-day México.” —exhibition curator Álvaro Ibarra

Álvaro Ibarra (M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is a Temporary Assistant Professor at Utah State University whose primary area of expertise is in the art, architecture, and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome. His research considers the mechanisms for embracing and/or rejecting Rome in the provinces. As a field archaeologist, Ibarra has worked all over the ancient Roman world, including Pompeii. His secondary interests include modern through contemporary art from Latin America, with a concentration on Mexican, Chicano, and Latina/o/x.


October 28, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
1400 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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