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Libation Lecture: Musings of Chicana Feminist from the Anthropocene

September 29 @ 5:30 pm

Coinciding with Mi Gente: Manifestations of Community in the Southwest, an exhibition currently on view at the FAC, join us for our next Libation Lecture. Local murals, with their multiple and layered meanings, is the topic of this lecture by CC Mobile Arts Co-Director and independent scholar, Nancy Ríos. Using local murals, Ríos will engage the audience in discussion about how walls in our built environment tell stories about people and their communities.

From a once-neglected Chicano mural in a museum’s collection (Arte Mestiza (1986) by Emanuel Martinez), to a mural commissioned to honor a demolished Mexican American neighborhood in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs (Conejos (2020) by Mauricio Ramirez), to a public mural commissioned by the Colorado Springs Police Department (Community-CSPD (2023) by Paes 164), this lecture will have us thinking about who we are, our collective history, and paths forward in our geological time of the Anthropocene.

Themed drink: Green chili mules
LecturerNancy Ríos, CC Mobile Arts Co-Director and independent scholar

$10 for FAC members, $15 for non members, includes your first drink
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About Libation Lectures

Libation Lectures is a lecture series offering an educational twist to the traditional happy hour. Each lecture explores an aspect of the amazing art and featured artists from various Fine Arts Center exhibitions served up with a themed drink to help you dive deep into the topic.


September 29
5:30 pm–6:30 pm
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