Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell surveys the career of Laura Aguilar, a Chicana photographer who is most widely known for black-and-white nude self-portraits that are frank and self-assertive, yet deeply sensitive and poetic. This catalog accompanies Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, a retrospective at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College opening September 16, 2017.
The CSRC-organized exhibition "Home—So Different, So Appealing" was featured as a critic’s pick in ARTFORUM. Reviewer Andy Campbell named CSRC director Chon Noriega as one of three curatorial experts within the field of Latin American and Chicanx/Latinx who helped bring the show together. (Pepón Osorio, "Badge of Honor," 1995, installation view)
Throughout the run of the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the museum's blog will regularly feature posts related to the show. (Image: Installation of The House That America Built, 2004/2017, by Daniel Joseph Martinez at LACMA © Daniel Joseph Martinez)
The first collection engaging Chicana/o and Latina/o speculative cultural production, Altermundos provides a comprehensive alternative to the view of speculative fiction as a largely white, male, Eurocentric, and heteronormative genre.
Rotating exhibitions drawn from CSRC collections are on display inside the library and in the vitrine at the entrance. Exhibitions are free to the public.
Since its founding, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) has played a pivotal role in the development of scholarly research on the Chicano-Latino population, which is now the largest minority group and the fastest growing population in the United States. Our research mission is supported by five distinct components: a library with special collections archive, an academic press, collaborative research projects, public programs and community-based partnerships, and a competitive grant and fellowship program.


On June 8, artist and CSRC collections donor Raphael Montañez Ortiz received the UCLA Medal. His work is currently on display in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing and at the CSRC library. More (Photo by Reed Hutchinson / UCLA)