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FREE LECTURE – El Metro: Art & Wayfinding in Mexico City with Cristen Crujido
May 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Culturally rich and chaotic, El Metro is a living entity—a lively and dynamic underground city. Distinctive in character, it offers around the clock sensory stimulation. From bustling food stalls and shops to public art, exhibitions, and impromptu concerts, Mexico City’s subway system facilitates conscious and subconscious emotive bonds and attachments. Since its inauguration in 1969, El Metro’s scenography continues to celebrate Mexico’s modernity and antiquity through architecture and art, particularly its stylized wayfinding signage3⁄4an unforgettable graphic signature that continues more than a half century later.
Cristen Crujido holds a BA in Art History, and is currently pursuing an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History with a focus on Mexico City’s public art. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout Mexico and has a passion for all things Mexican—from pre-Columbian and modern art to telenovelas and tacos. Cristen was previously the Director of Marketing & Public Affairs for the Museum of Northern Arizona.
She now works at the City of Flagstaff as the Art Collections & Beautification Coordinator.
4-6pm with a wine reception following the talk
Sponsored by Isabel & David Simmer and AZ Humanities Council