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US-Mexican border focus of exhibit, events at Tulane

A exhibit that focuses on border areas of the American Southwest and Mexican-US migration, “History of the Future,” will open on Wed., May 11, at Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans. The show will feature work from Michael Berman and Julian Cardona, who have taken photos in the region for more than three decades.

Two other events, including a panel discussion and a multi-media lecture, are scheduled in connection with the event for later in the week.
According to the gallery, the work of these photographers focuses on the desert Southwest and people crossing the Mexico/U.S. border. Their New Orleans exhibit will feature work from their collaborations of the past seven years.
Events scheduled in connection with the exhibit include a multi-media lecture, featuring José Torres-Tama of New Orleans. The lecture, “Aliens are Coming: Fears of a Brown Invasion & the Vilification of Latino Immigrants in the USA,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13, in the Freeman Auditorium of Tulane’s Woldenberg Art Center.
The panel discussion, meanwhile, will be held on Sat., May 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the auditorium. Discussants will include the photographers, as well as writers Charles Bowden and Yuri Herrera-Gutierrez, and curator Nancy Sutor. Dr. James Huck, Assistant Director for Graduate Programs at Tulane’s Stone Center of Latin American Studies, will moderate. A public reception, featuring Latin-inspired food and music, will follow.

For more information, you may visit the Newcomb Art Gallery website.
Image: Selections from “History of the Future.”