This exhibition presents a selection of late twentieth-century Mayo textiles – a recent gift to the museum from collector Gloria Giffords. The Mayo, or Yoreme, are an indigenous group of people who live in southern Sonora and northern Sinaloa. Giffords collected these textiles between 1977 and 1981.
This exhibition is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block and curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern, Contemporary, and Latin American Art.
Mayo Textiles from the Giffords Collection at the Tucson Museum of Art is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and the Tucson Museum of Art Latin American Art Patrons, with additional support provided by Kautz Family Foundation and RBC Wealth Management: Richard A. Schaefer, Vance L. Falbaum, Bobby Present, Doug Mance, Tim Dunne, and Linda Immerman-Stoffers
Generous support of the 2017–2018 Exhibition Season at the Tucson Museum of Art is provided by the Connie Hillman Family Foundation, James J. and Louise R. Glasser, Anne Y. Snodgrass, BMO Private Bank, and AC Hotel Tucson.