The Mexican Museum is proud to present Family, Homeland, Revolution: Stories of the Chicano Movement; an exhibition that showcases work by Chicano artists from the Civil Rights Movement to today.
Chicano art transforms and takes the shape of the community it revolves around and it continues to evolve and showcase the lives, needs, and politics of the people it represents. This exhibit will recount the roots of the Chicano Art Movement and its aggressive continuation to represent its community today.
This exhibit will explore the many layers that Chicano art has come to portray in the last 50 years beginning with the closeness of family and the cultural importance of the relationships that are maintained in the Mexican American community.
The first gallery will feature prominent artists like Carmen Lomas Garza and Emigdio Vasquez; their beautiful paintings of home life and family portraits reveal the intimacy and variations of the family unit. The following gallery continues with the artistic expression of the political voice that resonated throughout the Civil Rights Movement, and continues in contemporary society, through the work of Rupert Garcia, Ester Hernandez and Juan R. Fuentes. And finally, the last gallery showcases works that have continued with the traditions established by El Movimiento, as well as works that create new visual vocabularies, that redefine past traditions and explore individual feelings of what it is to be bicultural.
Artists we will be showcasing:
Juan R. Fuentes
Carmen Lomas Garza
Gilbert “Magu” Lujan
About The Mexican Museum:
Founded by the well-known San Francisco artist Peter Rodriguez in 1975 in the heart of the Mission District, The Mexican Museum is located at Fort Mason Center. It is the realization of his vision to present the aesthetic expression of the Mexican and Mexican American people. Today, the museum has expanded to include the full scope of the Mexican, Chicano, and Latino experience – including the arts, history, and heritage of their respective cultures.
The Mexican Museum, open Thursday – Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. starting April 6th, is located at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard Building D, in San Francisco. Admission is FREE. The Museum offers a wide variety of programs, including Family Sundays, exhibitions, special events, lectures, and public programming throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org or call (415) 202-9700.
Image: Juan R. Fuentes -Luis de las Flores