Hispanic-American Art

including

Mexican-American Art and Artists

Chicano and Chicana Art and Artists




Introduction

This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Hispanic-American Art." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.

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From Resource Library in chronological order:

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TFAO references:

As of 9/1/11 TFAO Digital Library contained 59 pages referencing "Chicano," 15 pages referencing "Chicana" 20 pages for "Hispanic American," 74 pages for "Latino," and 35 pages for "Mexican American."

 

From other web sites:

Arizona Public Media offers a November 29, 2007 video (03:05) on Cristina Cardenas. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, painter Cristina Cardenas explores the disruption of stereotypes of gender, religion and culture through her art work.

KCET, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, presents the Life & Times series covering a broad array of happenings and stories about greater Los Angeles. Life & Times includes an arts section with numerous videos and transcripts. In Cheech Marin, Val Zavala profiles the prominent collector of Chicano art at his home in Malibu.

Koehnline Museum of Art's Oakton Art Video Archives offers videos produced in connection with exhibitions. One of the archived videos is "Agustin Portillo: America" [10:08]

Learner.org, a service of Annenberg/CPB, provides life long learning programs on the Web. Several videos in the Teacher Resources section focus on American art in the A World of Art: Work in Progress series. A World of Art is a video instructional series on art appreciation for college and high school classrooms and adult learners. Each program in this art appreciation series is devoted to a contemporary artist who takes one or more works of art from start to finish. Each show is 30 minutes in length. Judy Baca: Judy Baca, painter and activist known for her mile-long mural in Los Angeles depicting Chicano history, works on two public art projects in Southern California.

San Antonio American Family Portraits is produced by produced by television station KLRN9 in San Antonio. Actor and art collector Cheech Marin speaks on aspects of Chicano Art in a 4-minute video.

Alejandro Diaz: Blame it on Mexico, an exhibit held February 21 to June 7, 2009 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Accessed 4/14

Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum from the Oakland Museum of California

Chicano Mural Movement from the Texas State Historical Association

Emilio Sanchez: Cityscapes, an exhibit held May 30 - August 12, 2012 at The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia. Texts include exhibit labels. Accessed May, 2014

Hispanic Traditional Arts of New Mexico, an exhibit held Sept. 18, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012 at the Albuquerque Museum. Accessed 4/14

Santos General Reading List from the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education. Accessed 6/13.

View from the Pier contains in Compass Rose section On the Santos Trail in Puerto Rico, published in four parts April and May, 2011.

 

TFAO also suggests these books:

Hecho a Mano: The Traditional Arts of Tucson's Mexican American Community, by James Griffith. 105 pages. University of Arizona Press (September 1, 2000). ISBN-10: 0816518785. ISBN-13: 978-0816518784. Product Description: "Arts as intimate as a piece of needlework or a home altar. Arts as visible as decorative iron, murals, and low riders. Through such arts, members of Tucson's Mexican American community contribute much of the cultural flavor that defines the city to its residents and to the outside world. Now Tucson folklorist Jim Griffith celebrates these public and private artistic expressions and invites us to meet the people who create them. Featuring a foreword by Tucson author Patricia Preciado Martin, and a spectacular gallery of photographs, many by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer José Galvez, this remarkable book offers a close-up view of a community rich with tradition and diverse artistic expression. Hecho a Mano is a piñata bursting with unexpected treasures that will inspire and inform anyone with an interest in folk art or Mexican American culture." text courtesy of Amazon.com

 

TFAO also suggests these DVD or VHS videos:

Ana Mendieta: Fuego de Tierra, 1987, Nereyda García-Ferraz, director. This video is a portrait of the life and work of Ana Mendieta. Interview footage with the artist and her own filmed records of her earthworks and performances are incorporated to render a vivid testament to her energy and extraordinary talent. Available through the Des Moines Art Center. 52 minutes, not-rated.
 
Art of Resistance, The. Seven Chicano artists talk about their work and how it has contributed to the civil rights movement for Mexican Americans. 26 min. Video/C 4076 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
 
El Favor de los Santos: The Sacred Iconography of Retablos and Exvotos is a 57 minute video from 2002 described by madison Art Shop as follows: "With the introduction of Christianity to the Aztec peoples, a new kind of religious iconography arose: retablos and exvotos. Traditionally painted on tin, retablos tell of the lives of the saints while exvotos give thanks for miracles granted. This program brings together art historians, preservationists, and religious practitioners to look at the stories embedded in these paintings and their significance for those who pray to them. Among those interviewed are Refugio I. Rochin, director of Latino Initiatives at the Smithsonian Institution; Father Manuel Olimon Nolasco, director of the National Commission of Sacred Art, Mexico; and Charles Lovell, director of the New Mexico State University Art Gallery."
 
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Interview with Howard Fox, LACMA, Whale and Star, Los Angeles, California, 2000. One hour. Color. (left cover photo)
 
Enrique Martínez Celaya, A Walkthrough with the Artist at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Whale and Star, Los Angeles, California, 2001. Two hours, Forty minutes. Color. (center cover photo)
 
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Studio Days, Media Art Services, Venice, California, 2001. Filmed and Edited by Peter Kirby. Thirty minutes. Color. (right cover photo)

 
Latino Art and Culture from the National Museum of American Art Examines ways that seven contemporary Latino artists from various communities have provided artistic contributions in the United States. Artists talk about themselves, their work, and their environment. Study guide, 28-minute video, 14 slides, 10 small prints Description source: Amon Carter Museum Teacher Resource Center. The Museum contains a comprehensive lending library including many videos. TFAO wishes to extend appreciation to Katherine Moloney, Teaching and Visual Resources Coordinator, for acquainting TFAO with the Museum's collection.
 
Los Four; Murals of Aztlan: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles. Two documentaries on key moments and figures in Chicano art. Los Four documents the first exhibition of Chicano artists held at a major art museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 1974. Murals of Aztlan documents the exhibition of the same name at the Craft and Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles in 1981. Featured artists include Los Four (Carlos Almaraz, Gilbert "Magu" Sanchez Lujan, Roberto de la Rocha, Frank Romero), Gronk, Judith Hernandez, Willie Herron, John Valadez, and others. Released as motion pictures in 1974 and 1981. Producer, director, James Tartan. 46 min. DVD 2785 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
 
Santeros = Saintmakers. Documents the lifestyle and attitudes of five New Mexican artisans who continue the 300 year-old traditions of the earliest santeros. 33 min. Video/C 1341 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
 
Visiones: Latino Art and Culture, is "The first documentary television series to look at the diverse contributions that U.S. Latinos have made to America's artistic and cultural landscape".according to Internet Movie Database Inc. Visiones: Latino Art and Culture, a production of The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and Galán Incorporated, is a six-part series is divided into themes that capture different art forms.
 
Episode 1: Museums of the streets -- Nuyorican spoken world -- Cartoonista; Episode 2: Miracle on 47th Street -- Santeros -- Remembering Selena; Episode 3: Born into theatre -- Ceremony of memory -- Dreams in 8 mm -- Soapbox artist. Captures contemporary Latino artists in the United States reinventing rich traditions and creating new art forms that challenge, provoke and entertain. Performers: Judith Baca, Amelia Mesa-Bains, Ray Patlan, Carlos Tortolero, Carlos Cortez, Gamaliel Ramirez, Raul Salinas, Piri Thomas, Juan Gonzalez, Pedro Pietri, Lalo Lopez Alcaraz, Miriam Colon, Jorge Merced, Sabine Ulibarri, Sylvia Rodriguez, Charles Carillo, Nicholas Herrera, Deborah Paredez, Selena, Luis Valdez, Cesar Martinez, Willie Varela, Carlos Cortez. 78 min. DVD 3095 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
 
Episode 4: Hip hop nation -- Miami sound -- Rudy Perez; Episode 5: Taco shop poets -- Carpas -- Art of performance; Episode 6: House of dreams -- Prima ballerina -- Lydia Mendoza -- Father of Chicano music. Performers: Raquel Rivera, Willy Chirino, Lissette, Raul Murciano, Rudy Perez, Sasha Anawalt, David Avalos, Evelyn Cruz, Amparo Garcia, Peter Haney, Paulina Sahagun, Tomas Benitez, Carolina Ponce de Leon, Amalia Mesa-Bains, John Santos, Evelyn Cisneros, Anthony Randazzo, Lydia Mendoza, Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez, Lalo Guerrero.78 min. DVD 3095 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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TFAO extends thanks to Chet Murray for suggesting information for this topic.

 

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