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This text recounts an exhibition that Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) which was organized around Agustín V. Casasola’s memorable photographs of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. In this article, Mary Kay Vaughan recounts the films, lectures, and concerts that were also part of the program that were intended to augment the meaning of Casasola’s photography by presenting a fuller picture of the political, social, and cultural dimensions of the Mexican Revolution. These events featured, among others, professional scholars and performers, and also community members who performed and shared the stories of their own participation in the Mexican Revolution.

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This text, which appeared in the summer 1979 issue of Abrazo, mentions the programs that accompanied an exhibition organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) on Agustín V. Casasola’s photographs of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. The exhibition Mexposición II: Images of the Revolución was held in November 1976 at the Circle galleries of the University of Illinois at Chicago and was accompanied by films, lectures, and concerts on the Mexican Revolution. Thousands of people of all ages from a variety of ethnic grounds, attended the show, while the members and reporters of the “art establishment” in Chicago notably did not. Mounting exhibitions was among the activities of MARCH, which was founded in 1971 in East Chicago by José G. González. During the 1970s, it organized a series of exhibitions of Mexican, Chicano, Latino, and Native American art.

Researcher
Victor Alejandro Sorell, Gabrielle Toth; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of MARCH Abrazo Press, MARCH Inc.,Chicago, IL