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In 1986 a small commercial gallery opened on the East Side of Austin, TX in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. Inspired by the ideals of Sister Karen Boccalero (1933-97) and the social conscious mission of Self-Help Graphics in East L.A., Galería Sin Fronteras (Gallery Without Borders) specialized in Chicano, Latin American, and Caribbean art. For thirteen years the Galería was instrumental in commissioning new works, coordinating exhibitions, and promoting emergent Latino artists. Their First-Voice approach resulted in exhibitions that were consciously connected to the social and political realities of their community. This exhibition showcases Chicano based artwork from the collection of professor Gilberto Cárdenas.
Jose Luis Rivera-Barrera, Jaime Guerrero, Santa C. Barraza, Marietta Bernstorff, Cristina Cardenas, Barbara Carrasco, Enrique Chagoya, Sam Coronado (1946-2013), Carlos Cortéz (1923-2005), Claudio Dicochea, Juan de Dios Mora, Ruben Esparza, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Carlos Frésquez, Ana Fuentes, Esperanza Gama, Diana Gamboa, Camille Rose Garcia, Rupert Garcia, José González, Quintin Gonzalez, Ester Hernandez, Luis Jimenez Jr. (1940-2006), Carmen Lomas Garza, Alma López, Martina López, Jose Lozano, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan (1940-2011), Rigo Maldonado, Daniel Martin Diaz, César A. Martínez, Joseph Maruska, Michael Menchaca, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Delilah Montoya, José Montoya (1932-2013), Maceo Montoya, Malaquías Montoya, Tony Ortega, Amado Maurillo Peña Jr., Dulce Pinzon, Alan Pogue, Alfred Quiroz, Juan Miguel Ramos, Marcos Raya, Angel Rodríguez Diaz, Artemio Rodríguez, Alex Rubio, Ricardo Ruiz, Shizu Saldamando, David A. Siqueiros (1896-1974), Ruben Trejo (1937-2009), Jose Francisco Treviño, Antonio Turok, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, Linda Vallejo, Kathy Vargas, Salvador Vega, Xavier Viramontes, Federico Virgil, George Yepes, Jaime GERMS Zacarias
National Museum of Mexican Art
National Museum of Mexican Art Main Gallery