Hispanic American Art
From Resource Library in chronological
From other web sites:
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.
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]
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.
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.
Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum from the
Oakland Museum of California
Mural Movement from the Texas State
Smithsonian Institution Conservation
Institute provided online as of 2013 the exhibition brochure for Santos and related
View from the Pier contains
in Compass Rose
section On the Santos Trail in Puerto Rico, published in four parts
April and May, 2011.
As of 9/1/11 TFAO Digital Library contained
59 pages referencing "Chicano," 20 pages for "Hispanic American,"
74 pages for "Latino," and 35 pages for "Mexican American."
To search TFAO's web site please click here.
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
- 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,
- 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,
- 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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Contents listed within topics are largely derived from articles and essays
in Resource Library, which is
a publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organization.Where
identified and available, included with each topic are also listings of:
- -- books published on paper that are devoted exclusively to the topic
- -- magazine articles published on paper that are devoted exclusively
to the topic
- -- DVD and VHS videos devoted exclusively to the topic (see Videos for examples)
- -- online audio files with substantial content devoted to the topic
(see Audio Online for examples)
- -- online video files with substantial content devoted to the topic
(see Videos Online for examples)
- -- online texts not published in Resource
Library, with substantial content devoted to the topic (see Articles and Essays Online for examples)
- -- online museum exhibitions devoted exclusively to the topic
- -- websites devoted exclusively to the topic
For teachers and students wishing to study American art history from
additional perspectives such as race and ethnic orientation, Resource
Library contains texts related to a plethora of subjects. An easy way
to identify specific texts is to use Resource Library's search feature, as articles and essays
are fully indexed. Since American art museums often focus on local art history,
an index to assist in identification of articles and essays with a regional
focus is useful. See Resource Library's Sources
of Articles and Essays Indexed by State within the United States for
a handy guide.
Note: On May 7, 2007 TFAO wrote to the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, CA,
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe, NM, Hispanic Research Center
Art Gallery in Tempe, AZ, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque,
NM to inquire about additional VHS/DVD titles to add to the above list.
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