Tuesday, September 25, 2018

McNay Hosting Gallery Talk on Legacy of Late San Antonio Artist Mel Casas

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:12 PM

  • Courtesy of McNay Art Museum
As a supplement to the small but splendid ongoing exhibition “Mel Casas: Human” — showing at the McNay until January 6, 2019 – and as something of an unofficial warmup for “American History Does Not Begin with the White Man” (which opens at 6pm on Saturday at Bihl Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road), Dr. Ruben Cordova (who curated the latter exhibit) will deliver a lecture on the life and work of late, great San Antonio artist Mel Casas.

Much of the talk, like much of the prolific artist’s colorful and impactful work, will focus on the construction of identity within the bicultural experience. An esteemed scholar of Chicano art, Cordova is particularly well-suited to bringing the knotty, code-switching and deeply personal work (and the man behind it) into our contemporary context.

Free, Thu Sept 27, 6pm, McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org. 
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