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Sat., June 15, 2013 | 11 am – 3 pm
On June 15, the Burke celebrates the opening of Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities with a look at art from Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca. Talks include:
11 am and 2 pm, Eric Mindling, the founder of Traditions Mexico: Eric will speak about the Burke Museum’s Hart Collection of Oaxacan pottery and the predominantly female potters who created it. When he first saw the collection, he was, “… blown away. The collection is one of a kind. I'd wager there is not another like it.” The talk will be richly illustrated with slides of his over twenty years of touring Oaxaca, and will provide the opportunity to view pottery from the Hart collection that is not normally on display.
12:30 pm, Pastora Gutierrez, the founder of Vida Nueva, a women's weaving cooperative in the Zapotec community of Teotitlan del Valle: Pastora will discuss the formation of Vida Nueva and the challenges that woman weavers face as they break into a prestigious profession traditionally dominated by men. A weaving by Pastora will be on display during the run of Empowering Women.
Fri., June 21, 2013 | 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate the Burke's newest exhibit, Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities, which illustrates how the power of grassroots collaborations transform women's lives, bringing together first-person quotes, stellar photographs, and stunning examples of the cooperatives' handmade traditional arts.
Sat., July 20, 2013 – Sun., July 21, 2013 | 10 am – 3 pm
On July 20-21, come to the Burke’s Empowering Women Artisan Market, open both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm. This event offers the rare chance to meet artists featured in the Empowering Women exhibit from across the globe. Expect this market to spill outside the museum, in true street market style!