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The Blessings of the Mystery Opening Reception

Image showing an overhead view of a mountain
Still from the film The Teachings of the Hands by Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, courtesy of the artists. 

Thursday, September 28, 2023
6:30 – 8:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Reception / Open House
Open to the public
Free of charge

Join us for the opening reception of The Blessings of the Mystery at Stamps Gallery. The exhibition features work by Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas. Artist David de Rozas and special guest Elder Juan Mancias, Chairman of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, will be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. 

This event immediately follows the Penny Stamps Speaker Series presentation Carolina Caycedo, David de Rozas, and Juan Macias: Somi Se’k, The Land of the Sun and the River of Spirits, taking place at the Michigan Theater from 5:30 – 7 pm. 

The Blessings of the Mystery examines themes of socio-economic, environmental activism, encounters between history and memory, Indigenous rights, and the formation and distribution of knowledge. The exhibition examines the Amistad Dam in Del Rio, the largest dam in Rio Grande that is jointly managed by the United States and Mexico and other contested sites in the region to unravel layered histories, connections, and tensions present in West Texas through film, sculpture, installation, collage, and drawing. 

The Blessings of the Mystery is on view at Stamps Gallery from September 28 — December 152023.