Talk on Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection

Wednesday Aug 7, 2013

2000 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459

Phone: 243-7255
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Bree Ortiz

By UNM associate professor Holly Barnett Sanchez.

See also: Culture Shock

Prints of power

“Mickey Muerto” by Artemio Rodriguez, screenprint, 2005
Collection of the McNay Art Museum, gift of Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo

The razor clarity of the images makes them technically impressive, and the brightness of the colors cuts right to the back of your eyeballs, but they’re sharp in another way, too. The 60-plus prints in Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection slice open decades of political, economic and social struggle with the use of color, form, symbol and icon. Frida Kahlo, zoot suits, lowriders and calaveras all wend their way through the serigraphs and lithographs on display now through Sept. 29 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History (2000 Mountain NW), combining visual pleasure with cultural penetration. Catch an illuminating talk by UNM associate professor Holly Barnett Sanchez on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m., or visit to find out about the other activities centered around this stunning and relevant exhibition. Normal museum admission is $1 to $4, but you can get in free Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the first Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

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