Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Second Advisor

Lynda Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis examines the art and social engagement of Laura Márquez in 1960s Paraguay. Despite the challenging economic, political, and social contexts that Márquez encountered throughout the decade, she acted as an invaluable “transmitter” – both carrying international artistic forms and concepts into Paraguay, and diffusing her experience of local reality.



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