Coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of the groundbreaking historic survey, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985 (CARA), Angels Gate Cultural Center presents Raised as roosters: Relief prints and drawings by Abel Alejandre and Guerra. Alejandre and Guerra, widely respected for their rendering and printmaking skills, share a selection of new and recent works on paper which provide an opportunity to reflect upon themes of Xicano identity, masculinity, and traditional Mexican visual motifs. Raised as roosters is curated by Kristina Newhouse, Curator of Exhibitions at the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum in Long Beach.
A virtual, self-guided tour will be available beginning September 19th with public in-person viewings pending reopening of the AGCC galleries at the guidance provided by state and local health orders.
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This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
A “sneak-peek” reading by the Latino Theater Company of the newest play, Sleep with the Angels by Evelina Fernández, which will receive its world premiere at the Los Angeles Theater Center in 2021. Molly is separated from her husband and in desperate need of a childcare provider. Then she discovers Juana standing at her doorstep. Soon, Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana’s magical and charming ways. But, who is Juana, really? The reading will be preceded by…
Hammer associate curator Erin Christovale interviews Los Angeles–based artist rafa esparza about new strategies for collaboration in isolation, his newest project that aims to abolish migrant detention, and artwork by Latinx artists that are inspiring him in the midst of a pandemic.
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The only way to heal the body is if we heal the heart and Raquel lived in her own flesh how laughter can help her to live happier and thanks to her personal experience she founded RED NOSE to help others who are in hospitals to have happier days.
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Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lecturer John Schmal will give a presentation on searching for your indigenous roots in Mexico. In addition to showing examples of Indian baptisms and marriages from various parts of the country, he will discuss the issue of tribal identity and the use of the generic term “indio” in Catholic Church records as early as the 1600s. Some of the challenges of tracing indigenous families beyond several generations will be discussed. John P. Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. John…