My experience in looking in depth at Mexican art history has opened up a whole new perspective, giving me the insight to recognize the importance of the influences of native cultures, not only in Mexico but in all of the Americas.
For me personally the opportunity to work and learn in depth about the art of Mesoamerica has been an experience that I will carry with me. Continuing to grow both in my teaching, but also exploring in depth my native roots and the importance that they play in my life, including them in whatever endeavors I decide to follow.
One endeavor that I want to continue working on is the story of "Six Monkey". To be able to bring this story to light would be an excellent example for young women of today to follow and emulate.
So I end this curriculum plan with the sense that I will give students a sense of art history and a better understanding of the influence of native cultures in Mesoamerica.
The work and life of Frida Kahlo is of special importance, because few women artists receive enough recognition. Frida Kahlo's work has only achieved international acclaim and recognition in the last twenty years. She is a role model for young women who are trying to become artists today. Again, my experience is that Frida Kahlo is of great interest to my students who are studying the arts, because of her tenacity, her creativity and the way she made linkages to early native cultures and her roots.