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Roots, Resistance, and Recognition Who Are We Now?

February 11 – September 3, 2006

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. Traveling exhibition venues: Museo de Historia Mexicana, Monterrey, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, Museo de Arte de Veracruz, Orizaba, Recinto Cultural Ex-Convento Belemita, Veracruz, California African Museum, Los Angeles, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Museo Alameda, San Antonio, Oakland Museum, California, Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum, DC, DuSable African American Museum, Chicago

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

Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery