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Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection

July 11, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Guided tours: Tuesdays–Sundays 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm.

Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection

Raul Caracoza, Young Frida (Pink), 2006, screen print, image: 36 1/8 x 26 1/8 in., Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2009.42, © 2013 Raul Caracoza

East Building, Level B, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery April 13–July 27, 2014 TICKETS RELATED EVENTS Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection chronicles the unique heritage, history, and experience of contemporary Mexican American and Latino artists. Estampas (Spanish for prints)de la raza (the race or the people, often referring to Mexican and U.S. heritage) is the first comprehensive examination of contemporary Mexican American and Latino prints, their intrinsic relevance, and their place in the context of American art and the history of printmaking. San Antonio–based collectors Harriett and Ricardo Romo, among the most important collectors of Chicano art in the United States, have built an impressive collection of contemporary prints. This exhibition features 61 works, part of a larger gift from the Romo Collection to the McNay Art Museum. Ranging in date from 1984 to 2011, the works in the exhibition embody social, political, and economic issues, as well as explorations of identity and race, faced by Mexican American and Chicano/a artists. The exhibition is organized thematically in the following sections: the melding of Mexican and American cultures; Hispanic icons Frida Kahlo, Che Guevara, and César Chávez; the struggle for equality and labor rights; the search for Mexican American identity; and the influence of Latino culture on contemporary American life and art. Guided Tours Guided tours are free with exhibition admission (members free) and are offered on the following days: Saturday, June 7, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm Sunday, June 15, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm Saturday, July 12, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm Sunday, July 20, 11:30 am or 1:30 pm Reserve a space on a tour online or through the Box Office by calling (919) 715-5923. Your reservation includes your exhibition ticket. Exhibition Group Tours We are accepting reservation requests for guided tours of Estampas de la raza, Tuesdays–Sundays 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Please submit your request by phone or e-mail at least four weeks in advance. Adult group tours of more than 10–60 people are free with paid admission to the exhibition. Adult groups: Christine Molesky, (919) 664-6785 Free tour and admission for K–college students in groups of 10–60. One adult chaperon per 10 students is admitted free; additional adults must buy exhibition tickets for Estampas de la raza. Free tour with $5 admission for youth groups (such as scouts and church groups) of 10–60 and adult chaperons. One adult chaperon per 10 students required. Student and youth groups: Jen Coon, (919) 664-6820 Tour-and-Lunch Package Tour the exhibition at 10:30 am and enjoy lunch catered by Iris restaurant at 11:30 am. Free tour with paid exhibition ticket; for adult groups of 10–40. Availability is limited; set menu. For reservations call (919) 664-6785 or send e-mail to Christine Molesky. Please make reservations at least four weeks in advance.

ENTRADAS EVENTOS RELACIONADOS Estampas de la raza: La colección Romo narra la excepcional herencia cultural, historia y experiencia de los artistas mexicano-estadounidenses y latinos contemporáneos. Estampas de la raza (el término raza a menudo se refiere a la herencia cultural mexicana y estadounidense) es el primer análisis integral de estampas mexicano-estadounidenses y latinas contemporáneas, de su importancia intrínseca y de su lugar en el contexto del arte americano y de la historia de la estampación. Los coleccionistas Harriett y Ricardo Romo, radicados en San Antonio y considerados entre los más importantes coleccionistas de arte chicano en Estados Unidos, han creado una impresionante colección de estampas contemporáneas. Esta exhibición presenta sesenta y una obras de arte que forman parte de una donación más extensa de la colección Romo al museo de arte McNay. Las obras en exposición, que abarcan el periodo comprendido entre 1984 y 2011, encarnan los problemas sociales, políticos y económicos que enfrentan los artistas mexicano-estadounidenses y chicanos, así como sus exploraciones sobre la identidad y la raza. La exhibición está organizada temáticamente en secciones: la fusión de las culturas mexicana y estadounidense; los iconos hispanos Frida Kahlo, Che Guevara y César Chávez; la lucha por la igualdad y los derechos laborales; la búsqueda de la identidad mexicana-estadounidense; y la influencia de la cultura latina en la vida y el arte contemporáneos de Estados Unidos.   Organized by the McNay Art Museum. Lead sponsorship is provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992. This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.


July 11, 2014
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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