at the Old City Cemetery Center
Press Release For Immediate Release
BROWNSVILLE, March 2011-- The Brownsville Historical Association invites the public to celebrate the Lenten season with its newest exhibit at the Old City Cemetery Center, Iconography, featuring works from the collection of Gene Fernandez. Iconography is the study of images in art and a subsection focuses on religious images. This exhibit showcases the diversity in religious icons and includes pieces that date back as far as 17th century Spain.
The exhibit opens Friday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m at the Old City Cemetery Center at 600 E Jackson (the corner of 6th and Monroe). Visitors will be able to meet with Mr. Fernandez and enjoy refreshments. This event is free to the public and the exhibit will run through April 30, 2011.
For more information about this exhibit, contact the BHA at the Old City Cemetery Center at 956-541-1167 or visit us at www.brownsvillehistory.org. The Old City Cemetery Center is located at 600 E. Jackson Street, at the corner of 6th and Monroe and is managed by the Brownsville Historical Association.
The Old City Cemetery Center offers free admission from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
About Brownsville Historical Association
The Brownsville Historical Association manages the Brownsville Heritage Complex which consists of: Stillman House, Brownsville Heritage Museum, Aiken Education Center, and Preservation Resource Center. The Brownsville Heritage Complex is located at 1325 E. Washington, Brownsville, Texas 78520. The BHA also manages Market Square Research Center and the Historic Alonso Building. The mission of the BHA is to preserve, educate, and promote the history, heritage, and cultural arts of Brownsville, Texas and its environs through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections.
About Old City Cemetery Center
The Old City Cemetery Center focuses on history, architecture, art, and folk customs of the cemetery. It is located at 600 E. Jackson on the corner of 6th and Monroe Streets in Brownsville. It is managed by the Brownsville Historical Association. The mission of the Old City Cemetery Center is to advance life-long learning opportunities about the history, architecture, art, genealogy and folk art customs of the Brownsville Historic City Cemetery and the surrounding Buena Vida Neighborhood through exhibitions, cultural events, and educational programs.
Brownsville Historical Association
Assistant Director - Brownsville Historical Association