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October 25, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Museum: American Art Museum
Location: 3rd Floor, North
Nearly 100 works in a range of media by some of the leading contemporary artists working in the United States today are on view. These works reveal the contributions of Latino artists to American art and culture from the mid-20th century to the present and provide insight into a key cornerstone of our national narrative -- that we are "a nation of immigrants." Galvanized by the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, Latino artists created new images of their communities, celebrated hybrid cultural traditions, and critically probed American history and popular culture. The exhibition shows how Latino artists tackled classic American themes and actively participated in the artistic movements of their day. Artists represented include Amalia Mesa-Bains,Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Carmen Herrera, Luis Jiménez, John Valadez, Pepón Osorio, Ana Mendieta, Freddy Rodríguez, Sophie Rivera, Enrique Chagoya, Melesio “Mel” Casas, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Margarita Cabrera, Teresita Fernández, and Ken Gonzales-Day.