Camas para Sueños

  • Carmen Lomas Garza, Camas para Sueños, 1985, gouache on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1995.94

Exhibition Label
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


Title
Camas para Sueños
Artist
Date
1985
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 28 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (71.4 x 52.1 cm)
sight: 23 x 17 1/2 in. (58.4 x 44.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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 – bedroom
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – house
Object Number
1995.94
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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