ICAA Research Team: Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana×
  • Do the right thing : Mainstream Museums and Galleries need to end their racist and elitist practices and become genuinely inclusive institutions, argues Carlos Tortolero
    Tortolero, Carlos
    2003
    Carlos Tortolero, founding father and director of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum (now the National Museum of Mexican Art), writes that mainstream museums are elitist and discriminatory institutions that either claim they have already diversified [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867636

  • Domino / Dominó
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    2000
    The author discusses her installation entitled Domino/Dominó wherein she used the principles of the domino game as an organizing structure for visual images exploring her own experience of acculturation as a Puerto Rican living in the United States [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782103

  • Dynamic Detroit : an interpretation
    Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957
    1933
    Diego Rivera explains the meaning of the iconographic and formal plan of his Detroit Industry murals in the courtyard of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). He explains that he employed undulating lines as the unifying design element to represent [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782055

  • East Humboldt Park Community Unites to Save Building and Mural from City's Wrecking Crews
    Comite Provisional Del Mejoramiento de Nuestra Comunidad/Provisional Committee to Better Our Community
    1978
    This press release, issued by the Provisional Committee to Better our Community, announces a press conference on March 31, 1978, at which the East Humboldt Park Community would call for the city of Chicago to halt its plans to demolish a residential [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1074915

  • Editorial
    Boiton, Santiago; Stechnij, Susan
    1976
    This editorial signed by Santiago Boiton and Susan Stechnij underscores the social function of art and its necessity as an integral element contributing to a nation’s overall welfare [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782571

  • Editorial
    Sorell, V. A. (Victor A.)
    1979
    The co-editor of ABRAZO, Víctor A. Sorell writes that ethnic artists must no longer believe that the mainstream art world neglects them merely due to elitism (ignorance of ethnic artists contributes to this neglect as well). ABRAZO urges the art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801893

  • El Machetazo
    Cortez, Carlos, 1923-2005
    1979
    In this editorial column, Carlos Cortez comments on the exhibition of Agustín V. Casasola’s photographs, Mexposición II: Images of the Revolución, noting that all of the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, as well as many average participants and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801954

  • El Machetazo
    Cortez, Carlos, 1923-2005
    1976
    In this text, Carlos Cortez comments on the need for a movement to liberate art from the market, private collections, and those who see the consumption of art as a means of separating themselves from the lower classes. He contends that too often art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801984

  • Entrevista con Alex Garza
    1979
    In this candid interview in Abrazo, Chicago-based Chicano sculptor Alex Garza discusses his development and process, and voices his thoughts on public art and the Chicano community. Garza reflects on his involvement with ALBA (Association of the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801969

  • Entrevista con David Torrez
    1976
    In this interview David Torrez discusses his devotion to the arts of his Mexican-American heritage, his involvement in founding organizations such as the Mexican Historical Society of Saginaw, Michigan, and his many artistic projects. Among these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064250

  • Fabulous party at lace
    1978
    This is a flyer invitation to a “Fabulous Halloween Party at LACE” at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) Gallery at 240 S. Broadway Street organized by artists Gronk and Patssi Valdez of the Asco Collective on October 31, 1978. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1123169

  • Flotilla, La Niña, La Pinta, La Santa María
    Manglano-Ovalle, Iñigo, 1961-
    1992
    Appropriating headlines from South Florida newspapers, artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle makes a statement on immigration and the United States’ policies towards western hemisphere nations during the crucial period of 1979–1981, when increased [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782183

  • Foreword
    Lugo, Denise
    Denise Lugo, in this foreword to the exhibition catalogue Paul Sierra:  A Cultural Corridor, discusses what she calls “Latinismo,” which she explains as “the diverse American Latino aesthetic sensibility,” and its relationship to American [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 857114

  • Forging a mexican national identity in Chicago : mexican migrants and hull house
    López, Rick Anthony
    2004
    In this essay from 2004, historian Rick A. López argues that the Hull-House in Chicago played an important role in promoting a Mexican nationalist aesthetics among the Mexican migrant community that settled in the city in the 1920s. Behind the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1052494

  • Formas Exquisitas del Pensamiento Crítico : Entrevista a Iñigo Maglano-Ovalle
    Vicente, Mercedes
    2003
    In this text, Mercedes Vicente interviews the artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, who talks at length about the progression of his oeuvre between 1989 and 2001. Manglano-Ovalle elaborates on his investigation and questioning of the meanings of cultural [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802059

  • Francisco Toledo : A Retrospective of his Graphic Works
    Conde, Teresa del
    1988
    In this text, Teresa del Conde argues that the vast majority of what has been written about Francisco Toledo “ . . . highlights his magical qualities above the structural, compositional and iconographical aspects of his work.” Chronicling and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075729

  • GFP Bunny
    Kac, Eduardo
    2003
    The author discusses the creation of his artwork GFP Bunny, its public reception, and the debate it generated as an example of transgenic art where a “chimerical” social animal is created through genetic engineering. To the artist, transgenic art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782231

  • HOT! An Exhibition Created by Seven Latino Artist
    1996
    In this essay for an exhibition of seven contemporary Latino artists entitled HOT!, Grant Samuelsen considers the term "magical realism" and its inadequacy as a label applied to contemporary Latino art. Samuelsen states that such labeling robs these [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867555

  • Image and Play as a Strategy for Latina o Agency
    Suaréz, Bibiana, 1960-
    2006
    In this lecture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Puerto Rican-born artist Bibiana Suarez presents an overview of her work and considers the role of race and ethnicity in her art. She begins the lecture by explaining her ethnic background and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867498

  • Images of the Revolución
    González, José
    1979
    In this text, Jose G. Gonzalez describes an exhibition of photographs by Agustin V. Casasola of the Mexican Revolution that was organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and displayed in the Chicago Circle galleries of the University of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801924

  • Impressions of the Exhibit
    Pero, Peter
    1979
    This group of texts describes an exhibition of Augustín V. Casasola’s photographs—and the public programs that accompanied it—organized by Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) and mounted at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1976. In [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 801939

  • Impressions of the Program
    Vaughan, Mary K., 1942-
    1979
    This text recounts an exhibition that Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) which was organized around Agustín V. Casasola’s memorable photographs of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. In this article, Mary Kay Vaughan recounts the films, lectures, and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064526

  • Interview with Carlos Córtez
    Weber, John Pitman, 1942-; Gilbert, Coral; Frazer, Ricardo
    In this interview, Carlos Cortez talks about his artistic influences, including the Mexican muralists, Käthe Kollwitz, and Rembrandt, among others. He considers the social, political, and economic motivations that underpin his art. He also describes [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867615

  • Interview with Carlos Cortez in Chicago 12-16-94
    Gilbert, Coral; Frazer, Ricardo
    1994
    In this text, Coral Gilbert and Ricardo Frazer interview Carlos Cortez, a Chicago artist, poet, and social activist. Cortez speaks about his parents’ radicalism and artistic involvements and the part they played in his personal development. He [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840517

  • Introduction
    Grynzstejn, Madeleine
    1995
    In this essay, the author explains that the exhibition About Place considers the "redefinition" of the Western Hemisphere brought upon by the economic integration of the region, increased electronic communications, and improved long-distance [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782447

  • Jose Guadalupe Posada : the man, his art, his time
    Gamboa, Fernando
    1944
    This document includes the text of the catalogue and the program of lectures and film screenings related to the exhibition, Posada: Printmaker to the Mexican People. The catalogue opens with “Corrido of the Coming of Don José Guadalupe Posada to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840147

  • La recuperación de la memoria en la serie de pinturas ‘Dominó/Domino’ de Bibiana Suarez
    Goergen, Juana Q.
    2003
    Using the theoretical framework of “broken memory,” defined by Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones as memory "deliberately denied by political power or broken by official repression or cultural exclusion," Juana N. Goergen analyzes signs and imagery of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782704

  • Lasansky and the Hayter circle: an ad hoc note
    Gilbert, Creighton
    1948
    After receiving a Guggenheim fellowship to travel to the United States in 1943, Buenos Aires-born Mauricio Lasansky spent eight months working at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York City. In this essay, Creighton Gilbert examines how [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 802014

  • Lasansky and the Iowa Print Group
    Sieber, Roy, 1923-2001
    1952
    With a brief introduction on the role of the intaglio technique in printmaking history, which was the dominant form of reproduction of paintings and drawings beginning in the 16th century, author Roy Sieber introduces the Iowa Print Group. This group [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840420

  • Last will & testament of Carlos Cortéz
    Cortez, Carlos, 1923-2005
    1992
    This document is the Last Will and Testament of Carlos Cortez Koyokuikatl, written on August 25, 1992, and signed and witnessed on August 1, 1994. He leaves whatever money remains to his wife/companion, Marianna Drogitis Cortez. Any personal effects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075480

  • Latin American visions and revisions
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1994
    Art historian Shifra M. Goldman writes with great acuity and depth about the traveling exhibition, Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920–1987, which opened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1987, and subsequently went to the Queens Museum in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1063953

  • Latina art, showcase '87 = Arte de latinas, muestra '87
    Guzmán, Juana
    1987
    This heavily illustrated exhibition catalogue documents sixty-eight artworks—drawings, paintings, prints, and mixed-media pieces—by twenty-two Latina artists identified by ethnicity and/or nationality. Curator Juana Guzmán admits in her brief [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 781769

  • Latino Agenda for Culture and the Arts in Michigan
    Cardona, Ana Luisa
    1989
    This document was issued in 1989 as an agenda of the needs and dreams for Latino culture and the arts in Michigan. The agenda, composed of three sections, proposed to address issues of unity, diversity, and the further development of Latino culture [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782767

  • Latino art or latinos' art
    Huebner, Jeff, 1954-
    1989
    In this 1989 article published in the magazine/journal Newcity, art journalist and freelance writer, Jeff Huebner, explores the misconceptions of defining contemporary Latino art within the framework of an American art market. In his interviews of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064298

  • Latino Diversity = Diversidad latina
    Castillo, Mario Enrique
    1995
    This exhibition catalogue includes a curatorial statement by Chicago-based artist Mario Enrique Castillo, as well as statements and biographies of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Latino Diversity = Diversidad Latina. In his essay, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782344

  • Leaving Aztlan
    Johnson, Katie
    2006
    In this essay, Kaytie Johnson introduces the premise of an exhibition that examines new trends in contemporary art by a new generation of Latino artists. Using strategies of appropriation, they confront assumptions about “Chicano/a” and “Latino [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840460

  • MARCH : Movimiento Artístico Chicano
    MARCH (Organization)
    1975
    This modest, illustrated recruitment brochure provides a descriptive capsular history of the Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) group since its inception in 1972 in East Chicago, Indiana, through its official chartering in 1975 in Chicago’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782295

  • MARCH : Movimiento Artístico Chicano
    MARCH (Organization)
    1976
    This document is a 1977 calendar produced by the Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH), which includes biographies and reproductions of works by twelve Chicago-area Chicano artists, one for each month. Significant dates in Chicano history are also [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1065497

  • MARCH : Movimiento Artistico Chicano (Mexican-American Art Movement)
    1976
    The writer discusses the Chicago-based art collective Movimiento Artistico Chicano (MARCH), providing an overview of its mission and wide variety of activities, which included mural commissions in Chicago and the Midwest, the first annual Mexican- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782398

  • MARCH: The Roots Of Raza Art
    Zavala, Antonio
    1982
    In this article, Antonio Zavala offers a brief history of Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH), highlighting the works of two of its members, the visual artist Carlos Cortéz and the poet Carlos Cumpián, as well as some of the organization’s [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840479

  • Marcos Raya: The Anguish of Being
    Morales-Haro, Claudia; Ochoa, María Isabel
    2005
    In this interview, Marcos Raya expresses his belief that young artists must “get out of their mental and real ghetto, the Mexican ghetto,” in order to advance in their art. They must, he says, “be part of the whole city of Chicago and still be [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1075560

  • María Enríquez de Allen Florista, Santera, Artesana
    Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-
    1994
    Shifra M. Goldman wrote this text about María Enríquez de Allen to honor her for her contribution to art in the areas of flower making, Santos carving, and crafts. She especially praises Enríquez de Allen for enriching the visual vocabulary of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 867369

  • Mauricio Lasansky's prints: a critical perspective
    Danoff, Michael
    1976
    The author looks at Mauricio Lasansky's artistic development, arguing that his style progressed and matured parallel to that of the Abstract Expressionists, and that, despite following a representational and figurative stylistic trajectory, it shares [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782415

  • Michigan Congress on the Arts Resolution V-5-a
    1978
    This document is a resolution directed to the Michigan Council for the Arts to establish a minority task force with the purpose of studying issues related to minority artists and arts in minority communities, as well as with the purpose of earmarking [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782672

  • Mirentxu Ganzaraín: Chile
    Ganzaraín, Mirentxu
    1992
    In this text, the artist Mirentxu Ganzaraín discusses the inadequacy of terminology in use in the United States to describe and categorize the art by artists whose ethnic backgrounds are other than normative ones. As a North American of Chilean and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782615

  • Multiculturalism and its conundrums : public art and its multicultural community : the art collection at Chicago's new central library
    Piron, Alice
    1992
    In this article, Alice Piron considers the public art collection at the Chicago Harold Washington Library Center, notable for having the largest “Percent for Art Program” budget—at the time in excess of $1 million—and for having specific [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064494

  • Murals as Peoples Art
    Weber, John Pitman, 1942-
    1971
    In this text, John Weber speaks about his experiences and beliefs as a political artist, and summarizes the Chicago mural movement in which he participated. First, the author gives a brief overview of Chicago mural history from the 1930s Works [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 840874

  • Museums, racism, the inclusiveness chasm
    Tortolero, Carlos
    2000
    Carlos Tortolero wrote this text in response to an article by Lonnie Bunch, “Museums, Diversity, and the Will to Change” (which appeared in the July/August 2000 issue of Museum News), noting that, while Bunch’s article was well written and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1056107

  • Myths = Mitos
    Loescher, Robert J., 1937-2007
    1991
    This document includes two articles from the catalog for the exhibition Myths: Recent Paintings by Alejandro Romero held at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago from April 19–July 7, 1991. The first article considers Romero’s use of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1064590

  • New World, New Races, and New Art
    Orozco, José Clemente
    1929
    José Clemente Orozco calls for the production of a new brand of art produced in the Americas—what he calls the “New World”—that constitutes a “new spiritual and physical medium.” This art is neither rooted in European nor, as Orozco [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 782312