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Exhibitions

Mensajes del corazón

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Monday, March 28, 2016 -- "Mensajes del corazón," an exhibit of arpillera-inspired artwork created by fourth grade students at East San Jose Elementary School in Albuquerque, is comprised of nearly 100 textiles expressing the students' concerns about and hopes for their community and the broader world.

Border Doors and the Unmasking of the Zones of Meaning

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Monday, March 28, 2016 -- "Border Doors and the Unmasking of the Zones of Meaning," a dispersed art exhibit on campus and in the community, call attention to the traumatic experiences of Central American immigrants and the dehumanizing media discourse that portrays them.

Mexico at the Hour of Combat - Sabino Osuna's Photographs of the Mexican Revolution

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Friday, September 18, 2014 -- The Mexican Revolution offered a nascent generation of photographers an opportunity to document a moment of drama, celebration, and tragedy. Advances in technology such as the regular use of halftones in popular periodicals and the ability to transmit images phototelegraphically contributed to an increased use of photography to tell the story of the revolutionary. Both sides in the conflict relied on the visual exposure that photojournalism could provide. Gun and camera were intimately connected, and the photographers were aware that they were recording history. Among the hundreds of photographers who appeared on the scene was Sabino Osuna, a skilled portrait photographer.

Getting Up Pa 'l Pueblo: Tagging ASAR-Oaxaca Prints and Stencils

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Friday, February 28, 2014 -- "Getting up" is slang for posting and applying images in public places. Generally, the expression refers to street art. This exhibit features block prints and stencils from the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) collection in the College of University Libraries' and Learning Sciences, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) at Zimmerman Library at the University of New Mexico.

Testimonios de una Guerra: Photographs of the Mexican Revolution

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Thursday, January 30, 2014 -- The Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920 is among the world's most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary coverage by photographers and cineastes - commercial and amateur, national and international.

Guatemalan Culture Through Images and Artifacts

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Friday, November 1, 2013 -- The exhibit explores Guatemalan culture through vivid photography of Día de los Muertos in Guatemala and hands-on artifacts produced in or focused on the country.

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

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Monday, October 14, 2013 -- Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center hosts approximately two dozen community altars in celebration and recognition of Día de los Muertos. This year the LAII joins the effort with an ofrenda dedicated to recognizing victims of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.

El Otro Chile

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 -- El Otro Chile features a presentation of the art of Chilean artists and New Mexico artist residents of Chilean heritage. Featured are works by Sebastian Picker, Carlos Ruiz Lolas (Carulo), Sylvia Vergara, and Consuelo Luz Arostegui, along with a selection of the Challa carnaval images presented by Fernando Rivera Ramirez.

Challa: Fiesta Carnaval del Valle de Codpa

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Friday, March 1, 2013 -- Challa is the result of a photographic register carried out during the years 2011 and 2012 by photographer Rodrigo Villalon and producer Fernando Rivera at carnival in the Codpa Valley. It aims to promote traditional culture through photography and cultural management.

El Taller de Gráfica Popular

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Friday, March 1, 2013 -- The Taller de Gráfica Popular was one of the foremost political print shops in Mexico in the 20th century, composed of emerging and established artists whose work came to offer political expression.

Stitching Resistance: The History of Chilean Arpilleras

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Friday, October 19, 2012 -- Arpilleras are a powerful art form- so much more than a "charming" or quaint applique. Layers of sackcloth or burlap fabric (arpillera) were joined, principally through applique, to create multi-dimensional (in layers and meaning) works of protest and resistance. Based on the collection of poet and Wellesley College professor Marjorie Agosín, the exhibit is a result of intense collaboration by poets, artists, scholars, and curators.

Día de los Muertos Ofrenda

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Monday, October 15, 2012 -- Each year the National Hispanic Cultural Center hosts approximately two dozen community altars in celebration and recognition of Día de los Muertos. This year the LAII joins the effort with an ofrenda dedicated to honoring deceased Latin American artists, writers, musicians, and activists whose contributions have made an enduring and profound impact the world over.

Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters

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Monday, August 13, 2012 -- The Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Political Ephemera contains political material from every Latin American country, Haiti, and Spain, with extensive materials from Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Festival Cervantes, Writing Art

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 -- Hand-drawn images by Mexican street artist Miguel Mejía, otherwise known as Neuzz, liven the walls of the LAII main building and bring visibility to Festival Cervantes, Writing Art.