ARTnews announced the recent appointment of Rita González as Head of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Department. González is a former CSRC arts project coordinator, where she authored two groundbreaking studies of Latino art and co-curated the acclaimed exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at LACMA in 2008.
The Los Angeles Times featured a piece on an upcoming musical written and performed by the Van Nuys High School choir, which recounts the 1968 East L.A. school walkouts. The performance will be accompanied by projections of historical images from the walkout, provided by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
e-flux featured an upcoming event at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which will present a day of discussions and lectures on topics related to the exhibition Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975. A group of distinguished scholars, including CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, will provide insights into how artists of the Vietnam War era sought to engage, and six artists whose work is in the exhibition will address their varied experiences of the war period.
Broadway World announced the opening of the Linda Vallejo: Brown Belongings exhibition at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. The CSRC collaborated with Vallejo for the series For Your Consideration: Make 'Em All Mexican.
Broadway World announced the upcoming oratorio “WALKOUT: Past, Present, Repeat,” which is written by Van Nuys High School students for the Los Angelss Master Chorale’s Voices Within Oratorio Project. Broadway World used an image from the La Raza Photograph Collection at the CSRC.
Riot Material featured a piece on the recently closed LA RAZA exhibition at the Autry Museum of the American West, which was organized in partnership with the CSRC. The exhibition was based on the eponymous grassroots Chicano newspaper of the 1960s and 70s focused on social justice in Los Angeles. Photographers of the publication provided the CSRC with more than 25,000 images to digitize that became the basis of the show.
CSRC wins CAA Diversity Award, CSRC research cited by US representative Joaquin Castro, La Raza exhibition in its final week, a new publication from CSRC Press, employment and research grant opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
(Image: Painting from Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón by Sandy Rodriguez)
Broadway World announced that Playwrights’ Arena will be presenting its annual lee Melville Award to CSRC donor Dan Guerrero and to Choreographer/Director Cate Caplin. The Playwrights’ Arena is the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights.
The Mexican American Studies department at the University of North Texas shared the CSRC's new video on YouTube of our December event: Archival Donation and Talk: Mario T. García and Rosalío Muñoz in Conversation.
NBC News published an article examining recent use and the history of the word beaner. CSRC director Chon A. Noriega is quoted in the piece.