February 2013 Archives

Lila Downs, the daughter of Allen Downs, has won another Grammy for her work as a Oaxacan singer-songwriter. She was recognized in the category of  Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) for the album "Pecados Y Milagros" at the 55th Grammy Awards. We are excited to have her appear her in Minneapolis on March 10th for a special concert at 4:00 pm, preceding the Allen Downs exhibition opening at 6:00 pm at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota.  For more information on the Grammy award click here.

Buy your tickets now for the Lila Downs concert!


Countdown: Five Weeks

After almost 2 years of planning, we are only 5 weeks away from the start of the Allen Downs exhibit and Lila Downs concert.You can still donate to the special fund set up specifically to help offset costs for this wonderful project. Donating is secure and easy, and any amount is welcome. No gift is too small and will be very appreciated!

Please visit: https://art.umn.edu/give (click on the "Make a Gift" line) and make sure to designate the following program option: Nash Gallery Exhibitions and Events.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please make a check or money order payable to: UMF Fund #8945 Nash Gallery Exhibitions and Events, University of Minnesota Foundation, CM 3854, PO Box 70870, St Paul MN 55170.

Thank you for your enthusiastic comments as this project to celebrate the legacy of Allen Downs has grown. Now please help us to take it over the top.

Salud - Linda Passon-McNally

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