Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection
Raul Caracoza Young Frida (Pink) 2006 serigraph on paper Collection of the McNay Art Museum, gift of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo
Jul 6, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
This survey of Latino and Chicano printmakers chronicles the late 1960s at the outset of the Chicano Movement to the confident expressions of the 2000s. The prints represent the issues of self identity, the Chicano struggle for social, economic, and political equality, traditions and memories that keep the culture alive, icons---secular and spiritual---that serve as signposts for the community, and other points of view that suggest new directions for evolution of the culture.
Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection comprises more than 60 prints chronicling the Latino experience in the U.S. The exhibition covers five distinct themes: “Identity,” “Struggle,” “Tradition, Culture, Memory,” “Icons,” and “Other Voices.” The exhibit features 44 artists, including John A. Hernandez, Leticia V. Huerta, Juan Miguel Ramos, Alex Rubio, Vincent Valdez, Joe Lopez, Michael Menchaca, Rolando Briseño, and Celina Hinojosa do San Antonio.