The Mead holds a significant collection of more than 150 works of Mexican folk art from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries assembled by Dwight W. Morrow (Class of 1895) and his wife, Elizabeth, during Morrow’s tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico in the late 1920s. The collection’s provenance is as desirable as the (fine quality) individual works: the Morrows were among the earliest collectors of this material, and helped popularize it on both sides of the border. Guided in theiracquisitions byRené D’Harnoncourt, who introduced them to Diego Rivera and other artists, the Morrows collected rare lacquered trays and boxes from Guerrero and Michoacán; ceramics from Puebla, Oaxaca, Jalisco, and Guanajuato; and textiles from Zacatecas and Coahuila.