Contemporary Chicano and Chicana Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education

Contemporary Chicano and Chicana Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education

by Gary D. Keller, Mary Erickson, Kaytie Johnson, Joaquin Alvarado

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These are the first two volumes of a proposed four-volume set on Chicana and Chicano art. Arranged alphabetically by artist, these volumes offer 194 separate artist profiles, while the next two volumes will include coverage of community arts organizations as well as essays and articles on research, history, and criticism. The 194 artist profiles gathered here provide biographical, exhibit, professional, and general information on each artist. A photo of the artist and two works of art in color accompany each two-page article, as do a brief artist's statement and his or her signature. Additional color photos appear at the beginning and end of each book, and thematic sections with foldouts are included on such topics as "El Dia de Los Muertos" and "Pre-Hispanic Connections." Produced with the support of the Center for Latino Initiatives of the Smithsonian Institution, the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, and numerous arts organizations around the nation, this set represents a major attempt to understand and provide access to Chicano art. Much of the set, including the bibliography and artist profiles, also appears on the Internet at, which provides additional space for discussion, updates, and links. Academic libraries, large public libraries, special libraries with art history or Hispanic collections, and smaller public libraries serving Chicano populations will want to purchase this set.-Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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