On loan from Artes de México en Utah, a nonprofit arts organization in Salt Lake City, the exhibit titled, “Mexico Then: the Casasola Archive,” features images of the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. The exhibit consists of seven panels and other framed photos that tell about the Mexican Revolution – in English and Spanish – from Mexico’s famed Casasola Archive in Hidalgo, Mexico.
Artes de México en Utah created the exhibit with a grant from the Utah Arts Council following the close of an exhibit of original photographs from the Casasola Archive in 2012 that came to Utah thanks to a partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City.
The exhibit may be viewed free of charge during the celebration at the Multicultural Center, 156 North 100 West, and will subsequently be displayed at the Museum of Moab, 118 E. Center St., until May 19.
Cinco de Mayo is traditionally celebrated with fiestas or parties on May 5 by people from Mexico who live in the United States. Cinco de Mayo marks the day in 1862 when a ragtag army of Mexican forces in Puebla, Mexico, won a battle against the French forces of Emperor Napoleon III.
The Multicultural Center’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, which will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m., will also feature children’s activities, live music, and traditional Mexican food for $10 per plate.