Camas para Sueños

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Exhibition Label
Lomas Garza’s folk-styled works document the lives of Mexican Americans and often portray memories of her own family in South Texas. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams) the artist and her sister sit on their roof dreaming of becoming artists, while their mother below maintains a traditional home. Lomas Garza’s deceptively straightforward images offer uncommon glimpses of American daily life as it unfolds in many Chicano communities.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Graphic Arts
1985
Object number
1995.94
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Artist
Carmen Lomas Garza, born Kingsville, TX 1948
Topic
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\time\night
Figure group\female
State of being\phenomenon\dream
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Architecture Exterior\domestic\bedroom
Medium
gouache on paper
Dimensions
sheet: 28 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (71.4 x 52.1 cm) sight: 23 x 17 1/2 in. (58.4 x 44.3 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
© 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza
Type
Painting