Botero on Botero
Author Juan Carlos Botero focuses on the art of his father, the Colombian master Fernando Botero. The presentation is a personal look at the artist’s importance and universality, his mastery of multiple techniques as a draftsman, a painter and a sculptor, and the most important themes and subject matter that are present in Botero's art.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Wednesday, May 10 - Evening, time TBD
No admission fee to attend this event.
Architects of the World Lecture Series in partnership with AIA Memphis: Giancarlo Mazzanti
The Distinguished Architects of the World Series lecture is presented annually with AIA Memphis to celebrate the outstanding architecture and design of the celebrated country. Giancarlo Mazzanti is the award-winning Colombian architect behind such transformational works as the España Library in Medellín and El Porvenir Kindergarten in Bogotá. As founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti, he has developed an innovative aesthetic based on high quality design as a catalyst for social change.
Tuesday, May 9 | 6:00 pm reception | 6:30 pm talk
Memphis College of Art | Free and open to the public
Gallery Talk: Artist Alexandra Agudelo
Join renowned Colombian silversmith Alexandra Agudelo as she opens her solo exhibition at the Metal Museum. Hear the artist explain her process and the inspirations behind her works that each convey different emotions and sensations; some objects appear delicate or malleable, when others look solid and rigid. Agudelo says of her work, “I experiment with many textures and colors. From shine which represents innocence to bright red colors that symbolize the process of silver being exposed to fire.”
National Ornamental Metal Museum
Thursday, May 4 | 5:00 pm reception, followed by 6:00 pm talk
Free and open to the public
- Beale Street Music Festival
- International Salute To Colombia
- World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
- Great American River Run
- International Exchange Program
- For Educators