Gallery Talk: The Mexican Sarape

Museum docent

On Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., join docents and museum staff for interactive talks that focus on textile artworks on display. This week, our docent will show you a sarape, or shawl, from northern Mexico. This high-status men’s garment was popularized in the 19th century as a symbol of Mexican independence from Spain.

About Gallery Talks

Discover the stories behind textiles in our collections—who made them, how they were used, and the cultural traditions and historical context that shaped them. Each talk lasts for about 30 minutes and begins in the museum lobby. Browse upcoming talks