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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pick of the Day: "Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection"

Posted on Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Ester Hernandez, Sun Raid, 2008. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo.

Billed as “the most comprehensive survey of the contributions of Latino artists of post-1960 American printmaking to date,” the McNay’s “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” comprises more than 60 prints chronicling the Latino experience in the U.S. Drawing from the generous gifts of collectors Ricardo and Harriet Romo, the exhibition covers five distinct themes: “Identity,” “Struggle,” “Tradition, Culture, Memory,” “Icons,” and “Other Voices.” With Warholesque portarits of legends paired with irreverent remixes of Mickey Mouse and the Sun Maid Raisin girl, pop art emerges as a stylistic connecting thread. John A. Hernandez, Leticia V. Huerta, Juan Miguel Ramos, Alex Rubio, Vincent Valdez, Joe Lopez, Michael Menchaca, Rolando Briseño, and Celina Hinojosa do San Antonio proud in a group of 44 artists. $5-$15; 10am-4pm Tue, Sep 25; McNay Art Museum,  6000 N New Braunfels, (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com. Ester Hernandez, Sun Raid, 2008. Screenprint. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo.

 

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