Two important Latino art exhibits recently opened at the Allentown Art Museum with titles and explanatory texts in both English and Spanish. Both will be on view through December 9, 2018.
Latino American photographer Quetzal Maucci spoke with AL DÍA News about her childhood in San Francisco, CA, growing up the daughter of two Latin American immigrant mothers, as well as how she became interested in documenting the lives of the children of immigrants in the United States. Her series "Children of Immigrants" was published in The New York Times.
AL DÍA News spoke with Nestor Armando Gil, a Cuban-American artist who explores Latino cultural heritage through his installations and performances. His work will be exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia beginning June 30.
Michelle Angela Ortiz, a native from South Philly born to Latino immigrants, is one of the nine artists from around the country awarded $100,000 for their demonstrated commitment to social engagement.
First Friday in Philadelphia not only includes art within Center City but also in the Latino community
Thirteen young Mexican-American artists explore the ideas of "home" and "place" in the American West in an exhibit called "Mi Tierra" at the Denver Art Museum. Artists tackled topics of immigration, identity struggle and colliding worlds.
Most of the works were chosen before last year’s Presidential election and makes us feel nostalgic, as reported in The New Yorker. Among the selected artists are two prominent Latinos: Rafa Esparza and Raúl de Nieves.