Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo debuts in the US at the Briscoe Western Art Museum This Fall. This new exhibition is an opportunity for people to see the art of Vaquero through the lens of Werner Segarra. He spent 20 years covering the lives of the Norteno Cowboys from Sonora, Mexico.
The exhibition comprises contemporary photography, video clips, and Norteno music created to accompany the collection. Visitors can enjoy a series of events, including a documentary, artist’s lecture + tours, preview party, etc. starting from September 23.
New Exhibition at Briscoe Museum – Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo
The exhibition features almost 60 images that cover over 20 years of lives of vaqueros. Segarra shows the expansive landscape, their routine work, and the intimacy of their homes, thus not just recording the vaqueros’ life but puts forth the meaning and celebration of his subjects and their way of life through the images.
New Vaqueros Exhibition at Briscoe Museum – Event Line Up
The Making Of” Vaqueros
Instituto Cultural de Mexico
Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 – 8 PM
Documentary screening and conversation with guest Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph. D., Professor Emerita in the Department of Bicultural Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Werner Segarra, photographer of Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo: Contemporary Photography of the Northern Mexican Cowboy.
Exclusive Preview Party: Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo
Friday, Sept. 24, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
Werner Segarra and Briscoe CEO and President Michael Duchemin, Ph.D., reveal the first look at Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo: Contemporary Photography of the Northern Mexican Cowboy. The event includes complimentary valet, beer, specialty cocktails, wine, and light bites. The event is free for Briscoe members and $25 for future members. Click here to RSVP or purchase tickets by September 20. You may also call 210.299.4499 for tickets.
Artist Lecture: Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo with Werner Segarra and John Philip Santos
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 – 3 PM
Werner Segarra and guest moderator John Philip Santos take a closer look at the creation of the way the videos and photographs of Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo were created. It also talks about what inspired Segarra to pursue the subject. Following the lecture, Segarra will sign copies of his book, “Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo,” available at the Museum Store. The lecture and signing are free with museum admission.
Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo Artist Tour with Werner Segarra
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Sunday, Sept. 26, 1 – 3 PM
Get a guided tour through Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo with Segarra. Enter the world of the Northern Mexican vaquero as an intimate observer and explore the way Segarra captured the life of the vaquero and a way of life that is on the brink of disappearing. This event is free with museum admission.
Support to Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo
In part, Vaqueros de la Cruz del Diablo is supported by Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992, the Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation, and the Texas Commission on the Arts, with special consideration to the Wyatt Family Foundation.
About the Briscoe Western Art Museum
The Briscoe Western Art Museum preserves and presents the art, history, and culture of the American West with the help of several exhibitions, educational programs, and public events. It is located on the San Antonio River Walk at 210 W. Market Street in the former San Antonio Public Library building. To know more, click here.
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