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Carmen Lomas Garza: Pedacito de mi corazón

July 10 – October 4, 1992

Born in Kingsville, Texas, Lomas Garza’s personal experiences provide a backdrop for her poetic recollections of family events, communal gatherings and cultural practices within her Mexican-American heritage. Guided by memory her monitos, or little people paintings, blend fact and fiction with a unique personal aesthetic to enlighten, instruct and awaken values and emotions common to people of all cultures.

Participating Artists

Carmen Lomas Garza


Peter Mears

Organizing Institution

Laguna Gloria Art Museum

Displayed at

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum West Wing and Courtyard Gallery

Traveling exhibition venues

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas; Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, Texas; Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, Chicago, Illinois; Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California; The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California