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Estampas Chicanas

One of the great myths about such important social developments as the Chicano labor movement is that they are progressive on all fronts. However, many Chicana women, especially Chicana artists, have been excluded. This exhibition focuses solely on Chicana artists, many of whom have had to fight to make their voices heard. The artworks in this exhibition, all generous gifts of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, include works by Judy Baca, Patssi Valdez, Barbara Carrasco, Ester Hernandez, Alma Lopez, and others.

For the inquisitive visitor, an interactive kiosk is available in the gallery, highlighting information about related topics and people in the exhibition—including Emma Tenayuca—the San Antonio-based labor leader who organized a pecan shellers’ strike in 1938. A free performance honoring Tenayuca will take place at the Museum on Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a book signing with the authors and illustrator of the original children’s book, ¡No Es Justo!: Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice.

Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary, Screenprinting

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