Friday January 22, 2016

Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st Century

Exhibit: Latino Art of the Midwest: Into the 21st Century
Feb. 4 — March 21, Roesch Library first-floor gallery

The exhibit presents powerful works of art, including prints, paintings, sculpture and video. Exhibit themes include political representation, equal opportunity for education and jobs, as well as broad civil and human rights. See the work of artists from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin. The art and presentations by art historian and curator Judith Huacuja and the featured artists aim to foster understanding of local Latino histories in regional and national contexts. 

Opening Reception
4 — 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Roesch Library first-floor gallery
Reception and performances by featured artists.

Curator's Talk
5 — 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, evening, Roesch Library Collab
Curator Judith Huacuja will discuss themes from the exhibit.

Presented by the Department of Art and Design, University Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. 

Image: "The Bleeding Border" by Sergio Gomez.

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