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Examine how Chicanx artists incorporate ancient Mesoamerican iconography and contemporary political efforts into their work while honoring and reinforcing Indigenous histories. Join printmakers Enrique Chagoya and Yreina D. Cervántez for an engaging virtual conversation, Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Register Now!
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¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now presents, for the first time, historical civil rights-era prints by Chicano artists alongside works by graphic artists working from the 1980s to today. Many artists came of age during the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist and LGBTQ+ movements and channeled the period’s social activism into assertive aesthetic statements that announced a new political and cultural consciousness among people of Mexican descent in the United States.
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Explore the past, present, and future with fiber artist Bisa Butler. Learn how familial, educational, and societal influences inspire her to blend the line between art and craft. Butler is known for creating monumental quilted portraits of Black life and cultural identity with striking originality that share multilayered historical meanings and stories. Discover how Butler’s matrilineal sewing legacy, patrilineal Ghanaian roots, and the AfriCOBRA art movement resonate in her inventive quilting technique. Butler also shares how the current Black Lives Matter cry for racial justice and COVID-19 have influenced her work as she looks to creating in the future.
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