Artist Talk | María Magdalena Campos-Pons

May 16, 2024
María Magdalena Campos-Pons is an Afro-Cuban artist whose work is deeply autobiographical. She draws from her family story to examine the global histories of enslavement, indentured labor, motherhood, and migration. At this talk, learn more about her artistry and her explorations of migration, diaspora, and memory.

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About the Artist
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1959, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans photography, watercolor, and installation video work. Since 2020, Campos-Pons has witnessed a surge of interest in her art as demonstrated in acquisitions by museums across the United States, including the MFAH. The retrospective María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is on view through June 9 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. 

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from H-E-B; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Sempra Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the CFP Foundation; Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Medha and Shashank Karve; Virginia and Ira Jackson; Jesse H. Jones II; the CFP Foundation; the Favrot Fund; gifts in memory of John Wynne; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

On Thursday, admission to the MFAH Permanent Collections is free for all individuals, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc. 


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