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Date(s) - Sunday, March 18
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Santa Barbara Museum Of Art


A Narco History: How the United States & Mexico Jointly Created the ‘Mexican Drug War’” is a chronicle of interconnected events blurs borders and cultures, and has been called by critics as “a splendid introduction to a tragic, complex and fascinating binational drama.” Written together by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace and acclaimed novelist Carmen Boullosa – one American and the other Mexican – “A Narco History” reviews the interlocking 20th-century histories that produced this 21st-century calamity, and proposes how to end it. In a time when border discussions and the stories behind the drug trade inundate both pop culture and the daily news, this conversation and reading provides a portrait of corruption, loss, and shared blame; a portrait not unlike that in David Alfaro Siqueiros’ mural Portrait of Mexico Today, that graces SBMA’s front steps. Q&A and book signing to follow.

Free to SBMA Members, $10 Non-Members, $6 Senior Non-Members. Visit SBMA to purchase tickets.