Free Lecture: Mexican Artistry and Weaving Traditions

Porfirio Gutierrez & Others

Zapotec Master weaver Porfirio Gutierrez will discuss Zapotec Weaving Traditions. This lecture will be an introduction to the Museum’s annual three-day event “The Magic of Mexican Artistry” featuring Mata Ortiz pottery. Also featured will be potter Lila Silveira who will provide her perspective on what life is like in Mata Ortiz and the communities surrounding the village. She will share insights into conditions that created an incredible art community which blossomed in remote Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Because of the uncertainty concerning pandemic restrictions at the Mexico and Canada borders, lecturers were not confirmed at the time of publication.

  • March 9, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Lectures are presented outside in the Museum's Amphitheater, so we have these suggestions for lecture attendees:
  • Bring your own lawn chair;
  • Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen;
  • Please, no smoking;
  • Please don’t leave your dog in vehicle;
  • Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all of the proceeds going to the museum for continuing educational programs;
  • Come early and have lunch on the grounds. Food will be available for purchase.


The amphitheater and other outdoor locations on the Museum's property are available for outdoor events including small catered receptions. It is truly magnificent at twilight.

Imagine an intimate romantic wedding, candle-lit banquet or musical presentation with the Superstition Mountain at sunset as your backdrop!

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