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Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection

Estampas de la Raza chronicles the unique heritage, history, and experience of Mexican Americans and Latinos in an exhibition of 61 large-scale framed screenprints and lithographs. This body of prints comprises an essential but largely overlooked aspect of contemporary American art, focusing on prints made by Mexican American and Latino artists during and after the Chicano art movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Available 8-12 week loan

Exhibition Images

  • Raul Caracoza Young Frida (Pink), 2006

    Raul Caracoza (American, born Bellflower, California, 1980), Young Frida (Pink), 2006, screenprint, 36 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2009.42. Image courtesy of the McNay Art Museum. © Raul Caracoza

  • Ester Hernandez Sun Raid 2008

    Ester Hernandez (American, born Dinuba, California, 1944), Sun Raid, 2007, screenprint, 19 3/4 x 15 in. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2009.58. Image courtesy of the McNay Art Museum. © Ester Hernandez

  • Juan Miguel Ramos Virtual Tejanos 2002

    Juan Miguel Ramos (American, born San Antonio, Texas, 1971), Virtual Tejanos, 2002, screenprint, 16 x 22 in. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2010.30. Image courtesy of the McNay Art Museum. © Juan Miguel Ramos

  • Carlos Francisco Jackson Virtual Tejanos 2002

    Carlos Francisco Jackson (American, born Los Angeles, California, 1978), Huelga, 2009, screenprint, 25 1/4 x 38 1/2 in. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2010.65. Image courtesy of the McNay Art Museum. © Carlos Francisco Jackson

  • Sonia Romero Bee Pile (Found ‘Em) 2010

    Sonia Romero (American, born Los Angeles, California, 1980), Bee Pile (Found ‘em), 2010, screenprint, 37 x 26 in., Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2011.3. Image courtesy of the McNay Art Museum. © Sonia Romero

About the Exhibition

Estampas de la Raza chronicles the unique heritage, history, and experience of Mexican Americans and Latinos in an exhibition of 61 large-scale framed screenprints and lithographs. This body of prints comprises an essential but largely overlooked aspect of contemporary American art, focusing on prints made during and after the Chicano art movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Estampas de la Raza is organized thematically in the following sections: the melding of Mexican and American cultures; Hispanic icons like 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.

Harriett and Ricardo Romo are among the most important collectors of Chicano art in the United States. Both are lifelong educators, and began collecting this material at the beginning of their teaching careers in East Los Angeles in the 1970s. The Romos understood that collecting Chicano art was a means of supporting the movement as well as championing greater pride in the unique culture and history of the Chicano community. Their gift to the McNay Art Museum, from which this exhibition is organized, constitutes one of the largest and most important collections of this material in the United States.

Specifications

  • Organizer

    McNay Art Museum

  • Loan Duration

    8-12 week loan

  • Space Requirements

    400 linear feet

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