Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection

Opening Reception Friday, March 25, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Exhibition Continues through August 14, 2016 in the Main Gallery

Estampas de la Raza is a comprehensive survey of the contributions of artists of Mexican descent from post-1960 American printmaking. Organized by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas the exhibition chronicles the late 1960s at the outset of the Chicano Movement to the confident expressions of the 2000s. More than 60 prints by 44 artists reveal the richness of their bicultural heritage in the U.S.

Organized thematically in five sections, the exhibition focuses on aspects of the Mexican experience in the U.S.: the identity of individuals striving to define themselves; the Chicano Movement’s struggle to achieve economic, political, and personal equality; tradition, memory, and culture in the everyday lives of Mexican descendants; icons that represent guideposts or social and political causes; and other voices revealing the complex and ever-changing directions Latinos choose.

Organized by the McNay Art Museum with support from the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992

Curated by Lyle W. Williams, McNay Curator of Prints and Drawings

Artists include:
Lalo Alcaraz
Jesus Barraza
Rolando Briseño
Raul Caracoza
Lawrence Colación
Sam Coronado
Richard Duardo
Ignacio Gomez
Roberto Gutiérrez
Wayne Alaniz Healy
Ester Hernandez
John A. Hernandez
Celina Hinojosa
Benito Huerta
Leticia V. Huerta
Carlos Francisco Jackson
Luis Jiménez Jr.
Joe Lopez
Alma López
Gilbert ‘Magu’ Luján
Oscar Magallanes
César A. Martínez
Michael Menchaca
Eric Montoya
Malaquias Montoya
Richard Montoya
Eduardo Oropeza
Tony Ortega
Juan Miguel Ramos
Miguel Angel Reyes
Artemio Rodriguez
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz
Frank Romero
Sonia Romero
Alex Rubio
Salvador Torres
Eloy Torrez
Patssi Valdez
Vincent Valdez
Larry Yáñez
Ernesto Yerena
Funded by:
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council Agency
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Free Admission provided by 
Travel provided by  

Image credit: Raul Caracoza, Young Frida / La joven Frida, 2006, Screenprint, Collection of the McNay Art Museum 2009.42, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo

Guided Tours
Guided tours are available for Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection and Estampas de la Raza exhibitions. Docents will lead your group in a discussion of highlighted artworks and themes pertaining to the exhibition. For more information or to reserve, please call 312-738-1503, ext. 3842. 
Reservation required
All ages  / $75 suggested donation
Public Tours
Visit Estampas de la Raza exhibition with one of our docents who will discuss highlighted artworks from the exhibition. On May 7th our docent will visit our permanent collection exhibition; Nuestras Historias: Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection
Saturdays April 2, May 7, June 4, August 6 (English tour at 12:00 p.m., Spanish tour at 1:00 p.m.)
All ages  / FREE
Saturday Children’s Art Classes: Pop Portraits
Learn about various Chicano artists using pop art aesthetics to create a unique portrait.
Four week workshop: May 7,14,21,28  from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$75 per child, Ages 7-12, Registration required 312-433-3908
Space is limited 
Family Sunday: Tin drawings
April 3rd from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
$5 per person, all ages, Registration required 312-433-3908
Space is limited 
Family Sunday:Mini Piñatas
May 1st from  12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
$5 per person, all ages, Registration required 312-433-3908
Space is limited 
Community Fiesta
Join us for a special viewing of the Estampas de la Raza exhibition accompanied by art, music, and hands-on activities. For more information, please call 312-738-1503 x3842
June 18th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
All ages  / FREE
Friday, March 25, 2016 to Sunday, August 14, 2016