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Jennifer Ann Jolly
Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY 14850-7002)
Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas's Legacy as a Nation Builder through His Art Patronage in Michoacan’s Lake District

Lázaro Cárdenas is lauded as Mexico's most influential 20th century president, however his artistic legacy remains obscure, arguably because its most ambitious efforts focused outside Mexico City. My book-in-progress, Creating Pátzcuaro, Creating Mexico, examines Cárdenas' extensive patronage in and around Pátzcuaro and pairs it with a history of images of this region to consider how the area figures historically in the post-revolutionary re-imagining of Mexico. Here, art participated in Mexico's national integration project both as part of the State's secular public education and culture programs, and as a facet of tourism development. The latter matched economic development with the promotion of touristic ways of seeing, perceived as a means of promoting nationalism and diplomacy. I demonstrate that the regional performs a central role in imagining the modern nation, and argue that one of Cárdenas' artistic legacies is the development of regionalism in Mexican art.

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

$37,800 (approved)
$37,800 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2013 – 1/31/2014