Arte en la Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture

October 10, 2009 - January 3, 2010

The very essence of the Mexican experience is exemplified by the culture of the charro, or Mexican cowboy. It is a rich legacy of tradition and valor, of honor and custom, of war and peace. Arte en la Charrería contains more than 120 examples of the excellent craftsmanship and design distinctive to the Mexican cowboy. The exhibition introduces audiences to the work of talented Mexican artisans who manufacture the articles and costumes that embellish and distinguish the charro tradition.

Major Sponsors
Oklahoma Humanities Council
JPMorgan Chase

Supporting Sponsor
Oklahoma Arts Council
El Nacional de Oklahoma
Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau

Associate Event Sponsors
Benefit Plan Strategies

With Support From:
MultiLingual Communication Services LLC

"This program is funded in part by the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the exhibit do not necessarily represent those of OHC or NEH.

Arte en la Charreria : The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture” and it’s tour are organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC