Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Long Beach 1928: Mexican Building.....

The Pacific Southwest Exposition's Mexican Building was located on the north side of the Avenue of Nations, directly across from the Persian Building. The structure, designed in a Mexican rural-style, contained numerous displays of traditional Mexican arts and crafts; in addition to modern paintings, and reproductions of Mayan and Aztec antiquities. Senor Francisco Cornejo, respected Mexican artist and patriot, was responsible for the planning and organization of the exhibits; and one entire gallery was devoted exclusively to his remarkable works of art, consisting of original paintings and sculpture, produced over a period of eighteen years.

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