Sor Juana Legacy Award Reception

Join us as we honor Judithe Hernández with the Sor Juana Legacy Award.

Judithe Hernández, first won acclaim as a muralist during the Los Angeles mural renaissance of the 1970s and as a member of the celebrated Chicano artist collective Los Four. The group would become a major force in the Chicano Art Movement and the first Chicano artists to break through the mainstream museum barrier with the “Los Four” exhibition at LACMA in 1974.

As a solo artist, her career moved to the national level in 1983 with a solo exhibition at the Cayman Gallery in New York making her the first Chicana to extend her artistic reach beyond the West coast. The international significance of her work came in 1989 with the first exhibition of Chicano art in Europe, Les Démon des Anges.

She has established a significant record of exhibition and acquisition of her work by major public and private collections; which include the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the Museum of Latin American Art, the Crocker Art Museum, the Gerald Buck Collection, the AltaMed Collection, and the Bank of America Collection. In 2019 her newest mural commission marks the return of her artistic presence to the historic district of downtown Los Angeles when her 7-story mural “La Nueva Reina de Los Angeles” is installed on the northwest residential tower of La Plaza Village at Broadway and the Hollywood Freeway.

The Sor Juana Legacy Award Reception is part of the Sor Juana Festival, which serves to honor one of Mexico’s greatest writers, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, as well as to celebrate and showcase the rich artistic accomplishments of Mexican women from Mexico and the United States. The Festival also honors Mexican women leaders as a testimony to the enduring spirit of Sor Juana.

Tickets: $50, includes dinner and presentation
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

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