Camas para Sueños

Copied Carmen Lomas Garza, Camas para Sueños, 1985, gouache on paper, sheet: 28 1820 12 in. (71.452.1 cm) sight: 2317 12 in. (58.444.3 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1995.94, © 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza

Artwork Details

Title
Camas para Sueños
Date
1985
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 28 1820 12 in. (71.452.1 cm) sight: 2317 12 in. (58.444.3 cm)
Copyright
© 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Mediums
Mediums Description
gouache on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape — celestial — moon
  • Landscape — time — night
  • Figure group — female
  • State of being — phenomenon — dream
  • Architecture Exterior — domestic — house
  • Architecture Exterior — domestic — bedroom
Object Number
1995.94

Artwork Description

Lomas Garza’s folk-styled works document the lives of Mexican Americans and often portray memories of her own family in South Texas. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams) the artist and her sister sit on their roof dreaming of becoming artists, while their mother below maintains a traditional home. Lomas Garza’s deceptively straightforward images offer uncommon glimpses of American daily life as it unfolds in many Chicano communities.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013


Description in Spanish

Las obras de estilo popular de Lomas Garza documentan la vida de los mexicanos americanos, preservando a menudo los recuerdos de su propia familia en el sur de Texas. En Camas para Sueños, la artista y su hermana están sentadas en el techo de su casa soñando en convertirse en artistas, mientras la madre, abajo, mantiene un hogar tradicional. Las imágenes engañosamente sencillas de Lomas Garza dejan entrever como la vida cotidiana estadounidense se desarrolla en muchas de las comunidades chicanas.

Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense, 2013 
 

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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 24, 2013March 2, 2014
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge.