Milagros en la Frontera. Folk Paintings of Mexican Migrants to the U.S.

 

Milagros en la Frontera. Folk Paintings of Mexican Migrants to the U.S., Jan 16 – April 12, 1998

Summary: In addition to their artistic values, the retablos in this exhibition are powerful sociological documents airing the subjects of greatest concern to migrants: hazards of border crossings; trials of finding work in an alien country; tribulations of working through legal problems; illness and accidents in a foreign land; the gratification of achieving a small business; and the relief felt when migrants return home to their families.

Curator: Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey

Organizing Institution: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum West Wing Gallery

Friday, January 16, 1998 to Sunday, April 12, 1998