Celebrating Mexican history and culture, this two-hour open house will feature displays of artists' books, chapbooks, popular music, maps, costumes, photographs, books, posters, games, and films drawn from library and campus special collections.
Enter our raffle and WIN TWO EXCELLENT, ORCHESTRA TICKETS to see Mariachi Los Camperos, the group that brought mariachi music from the cantinas to the stage, perform at IU Auditorium on Feb. 9.
Take the One Book challenge and get a free copy of Valeria Luiselli’s "Tell Me How It Ends."
Learn more about our southern neighbor’s rich heritage represented here on campus by interacting with the following pop-up exhibits and activities in the Scholars' Commons and enjoying the Sounds of Mexico playlist from IU's Latin American Music Center and the Archives of Traditional Music
(all locations are main floor, East Tower unless otherwise noted):
- Charles W. Cushman photographs of Mexico and the American Southwest; Mexican folklore documents; early years of IU’s Latino Affairs Program
- Sixteenth-century Mexican imprints from the Lilly Collection: A Slide Show
- OpenStreetMap – Mexico Map-a-thon
- Handmade books from contemporary artists living and working in Mexico
- “The Sounds of Mexico” display from IU's Latin American Music Center
- Examples of two field collections of Mexican music from IU's Archives of Traditional Music
- Mexico in Science > Axolotl Lab
- Perspectives on Immigration
- Pre-Hispanic Mexico’s Painted Books/ Libros cartoneros from Mexico/ Atlas of Indigenous languages from Mexico
- Chicano Movement Political Buttons and Posters
- Mexican Tourist Jackets from the Sage Collection
- Board games played in Latin American countries, as well as display both fiction and non-fiction films featuring prominent Mexican directors, producers, and actors (visit Media Services on the ground floor)
- Achievements of the Mexican Diaspora: A Film Series (visit Media Services on the ground floor)