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Premeditated Meditations on Capital Punishment by Malaquías Montoya

August 20 – November 14, 2004

Recently created silkscreen images and paintings dealing with the death penalty and penal institutions in the United States, were displayed along with related research and statistics. In these powerful and often disturbing works, Montoya (a leading figure in the West Coast political Chicano graphic arts movement and one of the founders of the “social serigraphy” movement of the 1960s) illuminates the inhumanity of state-sponsored premeditated murder.

Participating Artists

Malaquías Montoya


Organizing Institution

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Displayed at

Mexican Fine Arts Center West Wing Gallery

Traveling Exhibition Venues

Snite Museum of Art, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Dougherty Arts Center, Texas, Track 16 Gallery, California, Nelson Gallery, University of California, Asian Resource Gallery, California.