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Nuestras Historias Stories of Mexican Identity from the Permanent Collection

Ongoing Permanent Collection Gallery
Jesus Helquera
Jesús Helguera (1910-1971), La leyenda de los volcanes (The Legend of the Volcanoes), 1940, oil on canvas / óleo sobre lienzo, Museum Campaign Fund in recognition of Museum President and Founder, Carlos Tortolero

Nuestras Historias (Our Histories) highlights the Museum’s Permanent Collection to showcase the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. The exhibition presents cultural identity as something that continually evolves across time, regions, and communities, rather than as a static, unchanging entity, and features ancient Mesoamerican and colonial artifacts, modern Mexican art, folk art, and contemporary works from both sides of the U.S.–Mexican border.

The vast diversity of Mexican identities demonstrated in these works defies the notion of one linear history and a singular identity.

Curator: Cesáreo Moreno


Participating Artists: 

Josefina Aguilar (b.1945), Carlos Almaraz (1941-1989), Alfredo Arregui (b.1953), David Ávalos (b.1947), Rocío Caballero (b.1964), Miguel Cabrera (1695-1768), Marcial Camilo Ayala (b.1951), Charles M. Carrillo (b.1956), Alfonso Castillo Orta (1944-2009), Mario Castillo (b.1945), Jean Charlot (1898-1979), Rafael Coronel (b.1931), Carlos Cortéz (1923-2005), Olga Costa (1928-1993), Álvaro de la Cruz (b.1951), Einar de la Torre (b.1960), Jamex de la Torre (b.1963), José de Páez (1720-1790), Santos Motoaopohua de la Torre (b.1942), Alejandro Díaz (b.1963), Fidencio Durán (b.1961), José Esquivel (b.1935), Renato Esquivel (b.1953), Manuel Felguérez (b.1928), Ana Teresa Fernández (b.1981), Francisco Flores (1932-2009), Demetrio García Aguilar (b.1968), Gunther Gerzso (1915-2000), Gronk (b.1957), Guillermo Gómez-Peña (b.1955), Nicholas Herrera (b.1964), Miguel Linares Mendoza (b.1949), Pedro Linares López (1906-1992), Carmen Lomas Garza (b.1948), Lucas Lorenzo, Juan Carlos Macías Islas (b.1961), Mardonio Magaña (1864-1947), Nicole Marroquin (b.1970), César Augusto Martínez (b.1944), Franco Mondini-Ruiz (b.1961), Rodolfo Morales (1925-2001), Oscar Moya (b.1956), Elsa Muñoz (b.1983), Alejandro Nava (1956-2014), Margarito Nuñez-Martínez (b.1930), Rubén Ortiz-Torres (b.1964), Antonio Pérez (b.1962), Marcos Raya (b.1948), Aydeé Rodríguez López (b.1955), Alejandro Romero (b.1948), Arturo Sosa Pérez (b.1942), María Tomasula (b.1958), John Valadez (b.1951), Patssi Valdez (b.1951), Vincent Valdez (b.1977), Guillermo Vargas Alberto (b.1966), Salvador Vega (b.1957), Román Villarreal (b.1950), and over one hundred anonymous artists. 

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