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  • ICAA Record ID
    849381
    AUTHOR
    D' Andrea, Jeanne
    TITLE
    Chicanismo en el arte / J. D. A.
    IN
    Chicanismo en el arte. -- Los Angeles, CA : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975
    LANGUAGES
    English
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    D' Andrea, Jeanne. "Chicanismo en el arte." In Chicanismo en el arte. Exh. cat. Los Angeles, CA : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975
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Synopsis

This essay by Jeanne D’Andrea serves as an introduction to the 1975 exhibition of the same name, Chicanismo en el arte. The author provides information on the organization of the juried exhibition, the art forms included, and short descriptions of some of the artwork. D’Andrea explains that the exhibition was a collaborative project between the East Los Angeles College and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), featuring the work of art students from twelve schools in L.A. In her conclusion, she points out that the artists included not only possess technical proficiency, but many also avoid the “visual clichés” of Chicano political art.

Annotations

Jeanne D’Andrea (signed in the catalog with her initials "J. D’A.") is a Los Angeles arts writer and editor. Chicanismo en el arte was held at the East L.A. College (March 31–April 20) and then at LACMA (May 6–25, 1975). It was the first large group exhibition of Chicano art at LACMA; only the Los Four collective had been shown the previous year. It was to be the only Chicano/Latino exhibition at a public museum until the traveling Hispanic Art in the U.S. in 1987 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As the author points out, the exhibition was noteworthy in its range of media and the artistic diversity that constituted “Chicano art” a decade into its development.

Researcher
Tere Romo
Team
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Credit
[Chicanismo en el Arte, "Chicanismo en el Arte" by Jeanne D' Andrea. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975 © 2010 Museum Associates/ LACMA]