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Using Symbolic Imagery to Show Family History, This Exhibit Is One Not Worth Missing

Throughout fall 2018, San Antonio Museum of Art presents a selection of Marilyn Lanfear’s works spanning over four decades, curated by Curatorial Associate Lana Meador. While Lanfear's family narratives are the point of departure, her use of symbolic imagery and materials calls forth universal themes such as identity, the importance of place, and memory, which resonate with all of us.

Mother-of-pearl buttons, lead, and embroidery hoops are some of the wide-ranging materials Marilyn Lanfear uses to tell her stories. Motivated by personal family history and the urge to preserve memories, Lanfear's body of work is a testament to her rich Texas heritage and her industrious spirit.

Whether by assembling a collection of carved wooden shelves or soldering a blouse made of lead, Lanfear demonstrates a dedication to the process of art-making, techniques, and materials. She elevates the everyday to speak to a common shared experience both through the presence of objects and through what, or who, is missing. We hope that you stop by the museum to see this beautiful exhibit!

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why The Landmark Apartments in New Braunfels, Texas is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 20, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215

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