Con Safos: Contemporary Chicano Art from the Joe A. Diaz Collection


Con Safos: Contemporary Chicano Art from the Joe A. Diaz Collection, March 14 – June 15, 2008     

Summary: The paintings, installations, sculptures, and photographs selected for this exhibition were created over the last four decades in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The participating artists represent the depth of Mexican-American art from the Chicano Civil Rights movement through the present. Their gripping, and heartfelt images of life in the US unveil a dynamic culture that has been a part of America for over 400 years.

Participating Artists: Connie Arismendi, Santa Barraza, Enrique Chagoya, Ana Laura de la Garza, Ana de Portela, Alejandro Diaz, Gaspar Enriquez, José Esquivel, Carlos Fresquez, Jerry Garay, Ester Hernandez, John Hernandez, Benito Huerta, Luis Jimenez Jr. (1940 – 2006), Cesar A. Martinez, Delailah Montoya, Amado M. Peña, Gloria Osuna Perez (1947–1999), Alfred Quiroz, Albert Ramirez, Chuck Ramirez, Juan Ramos, Al Rendon, Jose Luis Rivera Barrera, Alex Rubio, Shizu Saldomando, John Valadez, Vincent Valdez, Kathy Vargas, Joanna Armijo Zamaron,

Curator: Cesáreo Moreno

Organizing Institution: National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at: National Museum of Mexican Art Main Gallery

Friday, March 14, 2008 to Sunday, June 15, 2008