Fanning the Flame: The Art of Carlos Cortez from The Museum’s Permanent Collection

 

Fanning the Flame: The Art of Carlos Cortez from The Museum’s Permanent Collection, May 30 – Aug. 31, 1997

Summary: This was the first major retrospective exhibition of one of our community’s greatest artists, activists and poets. The work on display was drawn primarily from the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum’s permanent collection, and featured paintings, prints and drawings that reflected almost fifty years of Carlos Cortez’ artistic achievement. Themes found in this work include his long- standing commitment to workers in the U.S., promotion of human right struggles and the illustration of Mexican cultural traditions.

Curator: Tere Romo

Organizing Institution: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Original Main Gallery

*Exhibition catalogue published by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Friday, May 30, 1997 to Sunday, August 31, 1997