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The Art of the Other Mexico: Sources and Meanings

June 18 – September 12, 1993 Main Gallery

This exhibition was organized by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum and included the works of twenty contemporary Mexican artists from across the U.S. Over seventy new and recent works of art focusing on the themes of family, land, and afterlife. This milestone exhibit was dedicated to the humanitarian and champion of civil rights, César Chávez. Traveling exhibition venues: Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Ex Convento de Santo Domingo, Oaxaca. Centro Cultural, Tijuana, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, Museo del Barrio, New York and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.


Celia Alvarez Múñoz, Judy Baca, Santa Contreras Barraza, Carlos A. Cortez, Nicolás de Jesús, Margaret García, Rupert García, Adán Hernández, Ester Hernández, Luis Jiménez Jr., Carmen Lomas Garza, Frank López Motnyk, César Augusto Martínez, Marcos Raya, Patricia Rodríguez, Peter Rodríguez, Rubén Trejo, John Valadez, Patssi Váldez and David Zamora Casas


René H. Arceo Frutos, Juana Gúzman, Amalia Mesa-Baines


Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum


All images below are a glimpse into the exhibition for those who could not attend in person. Photo credit:  Kathleen Culbert-Aguilar

Exhibition Highlights