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 Celebrating Mexico's Art
May 2 - 31, 2009

Branded Leather with Hot Iron and Painted with Bright Colors Art that replicates the ancient Aztec and Mayan religion and civilization)

The King of Palenque was Pakal from Southern Mexico in the state of Chiapas. He is buried in the Temple of Inscriptions.

Pirograbodos represent King Pakal and his mother, the Queen and his son, Chambalun. All Pirograbados paintings are derived from frescos in the pyramids seen in Palenque.

Each Pirograbados is signed on the reverse side by the name of the painting and the author.



Fumador dios de la Medecina




Tomb of Emperor Pakal


Mayan Calendar


Sergio Bustamante, Famed Artist of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
Creates Surrealistic Art of Paper Mache

Sergio Bustamante was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, but relocated to Guadalajara when quite young. His surrealistic art is made of paper mache, bronze, brass and silver and is quite extraordinary.

The pieces in the exhibit are on loan from Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Segall

To read more about him, visit this gallery.


Sergio Bustamante

Tree of Life

Sergio Bustamante


Sergio Bustamante

Ark - c. 1999-2009 Margaret Harwell Art Museum, City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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