Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
Catherine Nixon Cooke is the former president and CEO of the Mountain Institute, an international nonprofit with four field offices in the Himalayas, and the former executive director of the Mind Science Foundation. The author of Tom Slick, Mystery Hunter and The Thistle and the Rose: Romance, Railroads, and Big Oil in Revolutionary Mexico, she lives in San Antonio, Texas
About the book:
Juan O'Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations follows O'Gorman's life and the creation of his mural Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas, a spectacular piece of midcentury public art that stands the test of time as one of the Mexican artist's most influential works.The mural's unveiling at HemisFair '68 marked a shift in San Antonio's history, transforming its cultural landscape from one of Spanish colonial settlement and antebellum America into a crossroads of many cultures. Juan O'Gorman tells the story of how a Mexican artist created one of the Southwest's most important works of public art.