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Aug. 27-Sept. 18: Photographer Xavier Tavera's 'Borderlands' Exhibit

An artist's lecture and reception will be held Monday, Sept. 10.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 8-24-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Work by photographer Xavier Tavera will be displayed in an exhibit titled “Borderlands” in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Conkling Gallery (located in Nelson Hall 139) from Aug. 27 through Sept. 18.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday as coverage permits. Please call 507-389-6412 to ensure the gallery is open.

Tavera will deliver an artist’s lecture Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium, located in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union. A reception for the artist will be held following the lecture.

Artist information provided by Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art:

Xavier Tavera is a photographer whose work deals with Latino/Latinx identity and race. He was born in Mexico City and has been based in Minneapolis since 1996. He teaches photography at the University of Minnesota, where he also recently completed his master of fine arts degree. Tavera exhibited his series “Veterans” at the Minnesota History Center in 2017, and he has shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Goldstein Museum of Design, Minnesota Museum of American Art and many other venues nationally and internationally.

Taveras is the first of five artists who will be featured in the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art’s 2018-2019 Art Enrichment and Andreas Endowment Lecture and Residency Series.

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2018-2019 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is located at

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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