19 Sep The AltaMed Art Collection Presents “Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art”

In partnership with the Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C., AltaMed Health Services presents: “Before the 45th | Action/Reaction in Chicano and Latino Art” at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. from September 5 – December 29, 2017.

The exhibition examines how Southern California-based Chicano and Latino artists worked tirelessly in an effort to shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices their communities faced. Comprised of artworks from the AltaMed Art Collection, this exhibition illustrates how these themes are still relevant in our world today.

Curated by Julian Bermudez, the AltaMed Art Collection is comprised of nearly 1,000 works, including prints, paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture, and mixed-media. The works in the collection reflect the diverse communities served by AltaMed through themes such as family life, celebrations, work, friends, socio-political issues, Los Angeles, LGBTQ, popular culture and history.

To learn more about the “Before the 45th” exhibit, visit www.instituteofmexicodc.org or call (202) 728-1628. Check out our coverage here:

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