Raul Caracoza, Young Frida (Pink), 2006. Screenprint, 26 1/8 x 26 1/8 in (image). Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2009.42. © Raul Caracoza
November 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024
Presented by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series
Community days featuring refreshments and bilingual docent tours will be on Dec. 9 and Jan. 15. Learn more.
“Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” presents 61 fine prints by 44 printmakers. This riveting collection comes to Oglethorpe University Museum of Art from the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, with generous support from Art Bridges. Curated by Lyle Williams and Heather Lammers.
The featured prints were created from the mid 1980s to the mid 2000s and are inspired by ideals of the Chicano movement. Works in the exhibition focus on five themes: Identity; Struggle; Tradition, Culture, Memory; Icons; and Other Voices.
Alma López, Chuparosa, 2002. Screenprint, 22 1/8 x 16 1/8 in (image). Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, 2010.90. © Alma López
In 2008, San Antonio collectors Harriett and Ricardo Romo began giving contemporary Chicano, Latino, and Mexican American prints to the McNay Art Museum. To date, they have contributed more than 200 prints, greatly enriching the breadth and scope of the museum’s post-1960 American print collection. Both lifelong educators, the Romos saw donations to the McNay as the next logical step in their four decades of supporting Latino artists and collecting their works, making the art accessible and sharing with a broad audience the story of the unique Chicano and Latino experience in the U.S.
Estampas de la Raza is the most comprehensive survey of Latino artists’ contributions to post-1960 American printmaking to date.
A printmaker panel discussion, artist led print workshop, and educational tours will be offered at OUMA.
Group tours for high schools and members of the community are available and may also be scheduled outside our normal operating hours. Please email OUMA Director Elizabeth Peterson Jennings for more information.
Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.