"20th Century Mexican Paintings" With Gregorio Luke

Date :
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Time :
15:00 – 16:30
Venue :
1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU
Cost :
Free admission. All are welcome

In conjunction with the upcoming 20th-century Paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection Exhibition, we are pleased to announce a lecture by Gregorio Luke on the artists and artistic movements in the show.More information about the event will follow.

Gregorio Luke is an expert on Mexican and Latin American art and culture. Mr. Luke has presented over 1,000 lectures in museums and universities throughout Mexico, Europe and the United States, at institutions such as the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, and at universities such as Harvard, Columbia and Georgetown, among others.

He is the former Director of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, former Consul of Cultural Affairs of Mexico in Los Angeles and the First Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C.

In 1995, Luke was honoured with the Irving Leonard Award by the Hispanic Society of the Library of Congress. In 2005, The Ebell Club of Los Angeles honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006, he received the El Angel Award by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and in 2007 he was recognized by CATE (California Association of Teacher’s in English) for promoting literacy in public schools.

In 2008 Mr Luke received the Local Hero Award of KCET.