Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation explores a seminal but overlooked generation of artists who started working in Los Angeles between the turn of the century and the end of the 1960s, prior to the rise of the Chicano art movement. From commercial illustrations that celebrated the mythic Californios to modernist art that engaged directly with the Civil Rights era, this exhibition pulls together one hundred rarely seen paintings, sculptures, photographs, and graphics to explore how these artists drew inspiration from both their Mexican heritage and American home.
Art Along the Hyphen is part of a unique four-exhibition project, called L.A. Xicano, organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center in partnership with the Autry National Center, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other concurrent exhibitions include Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo (Fowler); Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement (Fowler); and Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza (LACMA).
The exhibition is made possible through support from the Getty Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It is also part of Pacific Standard Time, an initiative of the Getty.
Friday, October 14, 2011 to Sunday, January 8, 2012
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Autry National Center 4700 Western Heritage Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price: Adults $10, children (3-12) $4, children under 3 FREE