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In this text, Jose G. Gonzalez describes an exhibition of photographs by Agustin V. Casasola of the Mexican Revolution that was organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and displayed in the Chicago Circle galleries of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The author notes that this is the second exhibition of Mexican art that MARCH has organized that draw on collections in Mexico City (the first was an exhibition of twenty-five paintings loaned by the INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes). In this abbreviated account, Gonzalez considers the importance of the masses as an audience for this exhibition, and notes the lack of interest the “art establishment” showed about this exhibition.

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This text, which appeared in the summer 1979 issue of Abrazo, by Jose G. Gonzalez describes an exhibition organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) of Agustín V. Casasola’s memorable photographs of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Mexposición II: Images of the Revolución, held in November 1976 at the Chicago Circle galleries of the University of Illinois at Chicago, was accompanied by films, lectures, and concerts about the Mexican Revolution. Thousands of people, from a variety of ethnic and age groups, attended the exhibition, 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 Sorell; 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