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Lila Downs Concert

Date: 03/10/2013

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: Adults: $50, $30 -- Child (6-16): $ 25, $15 -- VIP: $150


Una Cancion para Mi Padre/A Song for My Father
Grammy Award winner Lila Downs gives a concert in conjunction with the exhibition Allen Downs Life & Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Ticket Information:
$15 - $50 | VIP packages available!

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Discounts available for U of M faculty, staff, students and alumni. Children 6-16 receive 50% discount.


Allen Downs met Anita Sanchez in Mexico City and they married 1961. Their daughter, Lila Downs graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1992 with a degree in voice and anthropology. She is an accomplished and internationally recognized singer of world music. In 2012 she won a Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album and she just won the 2013 Grammy for Best Regional Mexican Album.

Concert in conjunction with the opening of Allen Downs Life and Work: Winter Quarter in Mexico, a group exhibition that celebrates the career of artist and filmmaker Allen Downs and the Winter Quarter in Mexico Program he led at the University of Minnesota.

Allen Downs Life and Work will be in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery from March 5th through the 30th, gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Art and the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and presented in collaboration with the Consulado do México.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/

Consulate of Mexico Mission
The Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul offers services to the residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern counties in Wisconsin. Our mission is to represent Mexico; to preserve the relations with federal, state and local authorities and to strengthen friendship and cooperation, according with our foreign policy; to protect the rights of Mexican Nationals living in the district of our responsibility; to showcase the breadth of cultural activities of interest to Mexico and Minnesota; and to promote ties with the Mexican community. http://www.sre.gob.mx/saintpaul/


  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: College of Liberal Arts; , Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery


Parking is available at the 21st Avenue and 19th Avenue parking ramps on the West Bank at the University of Minnesota. Cost is $6.00 per car, pay as you enter, cash or check only. There are also four parking spaces on the turn circle drive in front of Ted Mann Hall available to Ted Mann patrons needing accessible parking. These spaces are available one hour before event start time and up to ½ hour after Ted Mann event end time. These spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

More information: http://z.umn.edu/lila2013

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please inform the ticket staff when you purchase tickets of your request. You may also contact the House Manager, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 612-626-9269, tmchhm@umn.edu..

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