These highly talented and acclaimed artists uniquely illustrate the contemporary Chicano experience. Mesoamerican imagery is prominent in the richly layered paintings by Jaime Muñoz and fused with the Cholo styles of the ’70s and ’80s in Jamie Chavez’s fantastical work. From Jaime Zacarias’s cleverly stylized Lucha Squids to Gerardo Monterrubio’s clay vessels that combine the elements of Mexican mural painting with his artistic beginnings as a graffiti artist, the artists celebrate a personal exploration of community, each with a respectful nod to the Chicano artists who inspired them.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Adults $5, Students & Seniors $3, Members, Military and children under 12 Free
Contemporary Relics: A Tribute to the Makers by glass sculptor Jaime Guerrero gives us a glimpse into early Mesoamerican life and art. This exhibition demonstrates Guerrero’s skills and ability to shape molten glass in the likeness of stone as it was used by craftsmen from the Olmec, Nayarit, Chupícuaro, and Tlatilco cultures. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Adults $5, Students & Seniors $3, Members, Military and children under 12 Free
Many treasures reside deep in the storage facilities of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum (RMM). One of these treasures is a collection of ceramic figurines and other artifacts from an ancient civilization just outside of what is now Mexico City. These artifacts come from Tlatilco (Tla-teel-ko), one of the earliest complex societies of Central Mexico that flourished about 3,000 years ago. These treasures will be featured in a collaborative exhibition of the RMM’s artifacts hosted at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM)…