Saturday, June 14, 2008

With and Through Chicana/o Eyes: Phantom Sightings and Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.

LACMA is blowing up these days with Chicana/o artifacts--much of the credit goes to the one and only Chon Noriega, sometime film theorist, all-time artsy prof/curator from UCLA who also hangs his hat at LACMA. More on this today in the LA Times.

With both the "Phantom Sightings" and "Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A." exhibits currently lighting up the galleries at this Wilshire Boulevard arts mecca, it's beginning to look like 2008 is a Renaissance year for Latino/a arts in SoCal.

Also don't miss this upcoming lecture featuring Cheech and Chon!

Discussion: Cheech Marin and Chon Noriega
Sunday, June 22 | 2:00 pm
Chon Noriega, UCLA professor and LACMA adjunct curator, and art collector/actor/activist Cheech Marin discuss the current state of Chicano art. Additionally, they address the place of Chicano art in history, Marin's own collection, and developing the Latino audience. This conversation is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection, which opens June 15.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations

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