Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada: Art Education & Cultural Exchange in Antigua, Guatemala

In April 2017, a group of faculty and students from UT’s graduate program in Art Education traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to participate in the largest Holy Week celebration in the Western Hemisphere. With the exhibition Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada, the group revisits the process of designing and creating an alfombra, a colorful carpet of dyed sawdust and organic materials intended to provide a holy ground for the city’s impressive religious processions to walk upon during Holy Week. Examining themes of ephemerality, multisensory experience, and cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition highlights the value of multicultural engagement to the field of art education.

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00am to 12:00am

Visual Arts Center, Art Building (ART)
2300 Trinity St, Austin TX 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts

Import Type

COFA/Art & Art History

Target Audience

Students, General Public


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