Celebrating Mexico

Photo: Emiliano Zapata

EXHIBIT: Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution

September 2nd – January 14th
The Bancroft Rotunda Gallery
10am – 4pm, Monday through Friday

The Bancroft Library’s exhibition for Fall 2010 commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Beginning with the “Grito de Dolores,” the battle cry issued by Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in 1810 and culminating with the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920, the exhibit looks at the complex history that involved Mexicans across social sectors, geographic regions, professions, and even continents. The rich collection of The Bancroft Library provides an opportunity to look at these two transforming periods in Mexican history through a selection of visual and textual documents that cast light on the diverse players involved.

A parallel exhibit opens on Sept. 20 at Stanford University’s Cecil H. Green Library. Together, the two events mark the first collaborative exhibition by the two Bay Area universities that each boasts superlative Mexican history collections.

UC Berkeley’s Press Release

Stanford Library’s Celebrating Mexico exhibit & web site