Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection, is traveling!
The exhibit started out at the McNay Art Museum, Texas, then went to the Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico, and is opening at the North Carolina Museum of Art, NC, April 13, 2014! Soon it will come to the Vincent Price Museum, CA, stay tuned.
April 13–July 27, 2014, North Carolina Museum of Art
Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection chronicles the unique heritage, history, and experience of contemporary Mexican American and Latino artists. Estampas (Spanish for prints) de la raza (the race or the people, often referring to Mexican and U.S. heritage) is the first comprehensive examination of contemporary Mexican American and Latino prints, their intrinsic relevance, and their place in the context of American art and the history of printmaking.
San Antonio–based collectors Harriett and Ricardo Romo, among the most important collectors of Chicano art in the United States, have built an impressive collection of contemporary prints. This exhibition features 61 works, part of a larger gift from the Romo Collection to the McNay Art Museum.