Art & History of Colonial New Mexico Lecture Series
The Enduring Legacy of José María Apodaca and Higenio V. Gonzales: Innovative Masters of Hojalateria in the 19th Century
February 15, from 12 – 1pm
Presented by tinsmith and autor Maurice Dixon
This presentation will be an overview of the original and innovative character of tinworks created by José María Apodaca and Higenio Gonzales with a discussion of their influence on tinsmithing and decorative design in the 20th c as their legacy continues to influence the present generation of tinsmiths.
Maurice Dixon is a studio artist, former tinsmith, antiquarian, collector and consultant with a specialized interest in New Mexican art and architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. He was co-author of the seminal study on New Mexican Tinwork, Tinwork in New Mexico, 1840-1940, and more recently authored an in-depth study of a single New Mexican tinsmith: The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales, A Poet and Tinsmith in Territorial New Mexico. The book was deemed the 2016 Best New Mexico Book by the Arizona-New Mexico book awards and was also the recipient of the Cultural Preservation award from the City of Santa Fe Division of Historic Preservation. He served as Guest Curator for the Albuquerque Museum exhibit, The Artistic Odyssey of Higinio V. Gonzales, in 2015-2016.
RSVP by phone: 505-982-2226.
Limited Seating Available.
750 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, New Mexico
(505)982 - 2226
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