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Embracing Her Texan Heritage, Check Out the Marilyn Lanfear: Material Memory Exhibit

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!

It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But City-Base Vista Apartments in San Antonio, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!

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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