Tag: 4.1

In the context of the recent Confederate memorial debates, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, directly challenges the heroic narrative of the Confederacy as an honorable struggle and the idea that slavery was a benevolent institution.

To anyone who had the temerity to press a nose against the picture, to sniff at or try to smell it, he gave a clear message. . . . Just below his signature and the painting’s date, Homer wrote in light-colored script, as if it were flotsam from a wreck: “At 12 feet from this picture/you can see it.”

Elizabeth Welch, PhD Candidate, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin

The box commemorates, nearly to the day, the ninth anniversary of Cornell’s relationship with [Lillian] Moore, encapsulating a bit of the sparkle that she had lent to him with her positive response to his early ballet work.

California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930
Curated by: Katherine Manthorne and Alberto Nulman Magidin
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, October 15, 2017- January 14, 2018

Myth and Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival
Curated by: Lindsey Rossi
Riverside Art Museum, CA, September 22, 2017-January 28, 2018

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
Curated by: Wendy Kaplan and Staci Steinberger
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 17, 2017-April 1, 2018

Reviewed by: Patrick Frank, independent author

Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys
Curated by: Thomas Canavan
Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex, Pomona, California, September 1, 2017–January 28, 2018

Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
Curated by: Sybil Venegas
Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, September 16, 2017–February 10, 2018

Reviewed by: Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor, Department of Art History and César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici
Curated by: Ilona Katzew with Jamie Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and Luisa Elena Alcala
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 19, 2017–March 18, 2018

Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
Curated by: Daniela Bleichmar and Catherine Hess
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, September 16, 2017-January 8, 2018

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection
Curated by: Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo
San Diego Museum of Art, October 21, 2017-March 11, 2018

Reviewed by: Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art and Director, Center for the Study of the American Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts