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Aliento a Tequila – Preview Reception

November 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for a preview reception and view this exhibit before it opens to the public!

This event is free for Members with pre-registration encouraged. Free admission to this after-hours event is a perk of membership and allows IMAS supporters to get a first look at the Museum’s newest fine art exhibitions.
There will be light refreshments available.

This event is free to all IMAS Members and their guests. Additional non-member guests may attend for a $10 admission fee. Members, please present your Membership card for entry.*

The exhibition Aliento a Tequila (or The Spirit of Tequila) explores as well as celebrates the culture, the land and the traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. Joel Salcido created this series of photographs which includes the original distilleries that actually founded the tequila industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras which are committed to continue using the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle.

By exploring the techniques and the rooms hidden throughout the distilleries of the legendary tequilas like Herradura, Sauza, Jose Cuervo, Don Julio, and others, Aliento a Tequila (The Spirit of Tequila) celebrates this craft that is deeply rooted in the culture of Mexico.

This exhibition was curated by Roy L. Flukinger, The Independent Curator Emeritus and Past

Senior Curator of Photography of the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

The tour is organized by ExhibitsUSA, part of Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Aliento a Tequila opens November 10, 2022, at the IMAS.


November 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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