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
Building on the legacy of radical independent publishing in Mexico, Gato Negro Ediciones, led by activist designer León Muñoz Santini, creates and produces uniquely identifiable books across genres including art, photography, poetry, political discourse, and new editions of classic texts of resistance. Working from the center of the vibrant art and design scene in Mexico City, Gato Negro will present a dynamic installation of Risograph prints based on their books, including new work, making this their first museum exhibition in…
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
The exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East LA native Richard “Cheech” Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up in Smoke. Items on display will include the original marked-up script from Up in Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, and comedy sketches. Mondays – Fridays 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Adults – $12.95, College Students…
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)…
Works on view from our permanent collection hail from around the world, and include Pre-Columbian ceramics and textiles from Mexico, Central America and Peru, Modern Mexican masters, and Contemporary Art. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. Ongoing Exhibition