Lecture: Estampas de la raza: Prints, Politics, and PostmodernismFriday, May 30 | 6:30 pm
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free; ticket from Box Office required. If all tickets are taken, “no-show” seats will be released five minutes after start of program. Register online or call the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923.
Charlene Villaseñor Black, associate professor, Department of Art History, César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Printmaking is a vital tradition in Chicano and Latino art, with radical roots in the Chicano movement and Latin America. This lecture traces that history and examines the foremost printmakers and major artistic themes in the exhibition. With specific considerations of prints and politics, memory and identity, visual bilingualism, and the relationship of Chicano art and postmodernism, Professor Black outlines the uneasy relationship of Chicano art with mainstream artistic institutions—museums, art history, and art criticism.
Ignacio Gomez, El Pachuco, 2002, screen print, 47 × 33 in., Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2010.78, © 2013 Ignacio Gomez
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