Family, Homeland, Revolution: Stories of the Chicano Movement
The Mexican Museum
The Mexican Museum presents an exhibit of more than 40 artworks by Chicano artists at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Spanning the time from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s to the present day, “Family, Homeland, Revolution: Stories of the Chicano Movement” offers a comprehensive look at 50 years of activist art that reflects early to contemporary culture in the Chicano movement.
The museum’s first gallery displays work by prominent artists, including Carmen Lomas Garza and Emigdio Vasquez, who depict home life and family portraits that reveal the intimacy and the strength of Mexican and Mexican-American communities. The next gallery offers political expressions in art that resonate with the Civil Rights Movement by artists such as Rupert Garcia, Ester Hernandez, and Juan R. Fuentes. In the final gallery, the museum showcases work that continues traditions created by El Movimiento, along with new visual vocabularies and explorations of what it means to be bicultural.