Roots, Resistance, and Recognition Who Are We Now?

 

Roots, Resistance, and Recognition Who Are We Now?, Feb 11 – Sept 3, 2006

Summary: This exhibition investigates the complex relationship between African-Americans and Mexicans in the U.S. as well as the relationship that African-Americans have with Mexico.  Who Are We Now?  Charts a path of collaboration between Mexicans and African Americans in the U.S. from the domestic slave trade to the present including such milestones as the Underground Railroad to Mexico, the artistic influence of the Mexican School, and the landmark political campaigns of former Mayor Harold Washington of Chicago and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.

Participating Artists: Ron Wilkins, John Trevino, Malaquias Montoya, Elizabeth Catlett, Lance Wyman, John Wilson, Carlos Cortez, Chaz Bojorquez, Daniel Martinez, Margaret Burroughs, Favianna Rodríguez, Yolanda Gonzalez, Jerry Pinkney, Juan Angel Chávez, Antonio Dickey, Antonio Pérez.

Curator: Elena Gonzales

Organizing Institution: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Torres Gallery

*Exhibition catalogue published by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Saturday, February 11, 2006 to Sunday, September 3, 2006