Golden Age of Cinema Art exhibition to be displayed at Beyond Arts gallery

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Golden Age of Cinema Art exhibition to be displayed at Beyond Arts gallery

Harlingen, TX- Beyond Arts gallery welcomes it latest exhibition, Golden Age of Cinema Art, The Collection of Rogelio Agrasanchez Jr.

Joining the exhibition, Guest of Honor Manny Vela CEO of Valley Baptist Health System.

Catering by La Playa Mexican Café, Harlingen, Tx.

The Public is invited to join Beyond Arts Gallery on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for an opening reception. The show will run from November 12, 2015 to January 8, 2016.

Golden Age of Cinema Art, the Collection of Rogelio Agrasanchez Jr.

Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr. was born in Mexico City in a family that has been involved in the film industry since the 1920s. He has lived in Texas since the mid-1970s. He received a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

In the late 1980s, he became interested in Mexican movie poster art. At the time, movie posters from the Golden Age were considered as waste paper. Thanks to his thorough work or research and diffusion, now those vintage prints have become coveted collector’s pieces, and also have found a way into several museums, universities and art galleries in the United States, Mexico, and several European countries.

Agrasánchez is the owner and curator of the Agrasánchez Film Archive, located in Harlingen, Texas. The Archive is a major repository of materials related to the history of Mexican cinema made in 1920 – 1980. The Archive has published and co-published several books, and has supported several book and documentary projects with consultation and image services.

As an independent historian, Rogelio is also the author of eight books on the history of Mexican cinema, including Poster Art from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (Agrasánchez Film Archive and Universidad de Guadalajara, 1998), Mexican Movies in the United States. A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences: 1920-1960 (McFarland, 2006), and Guillermo Calles. A Biography of the Actor and Mexican Cinema Pioneer (McFarland, 2010). Now the Archive is involved in a new ebook publishing venture.

For more information please contact Beyond Arts Gallery at (956) 230-2859.

Opening reception is free and open to the public.

Golden Age of Cinema Art, the Collection of Rogelio Agrasanchez Jr. will be on display at the Beyond Arts Gallery from November 12, 2015 to January 8, 2016.

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