A small but impactful exhibition at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art complicates questions of identity and the canon.
How a Right-Wing Group Is Weaponizing the “Latinx” Debate
An egregious “anti-woke” billboard erected in Los Angeles attempts to sow division among Latino/a/x communities.
A Contemporary Look at Devotion
In Contemporary Ex-Votos, Mexican and Mexican-American artists analyze their identity beyond external ideas.
Latinos Severely Underrepresented in Film and TV, Report Finds
Although Latinos represent 18.7% of the United States’s population as of the 2020 census, only 3.1% of lead roles in television shows feature them.
The Hand-Painted Signs and Murals of Latinx LA
Sign painters and muralists have helped create the visual language of Los Angeles.
Sign Your Name to Ensure New Latino Culture Museum Is Built on the National Mall
The public can now add their name to a letter addressed to Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch urging him to enact a plan that ensures the new building gets a proper place on the Mall.
In NYC, a Latinx Arts Center Dissolves Its Membership Program for a New Start
For nearly two decades, the Clemente Center has been divided about control over the building’s 42 subsidized artist studios, four theaters, and two galleries.
The Anti-Immigrant Ballot Measure That Galvanized California’s Latinx Community
187: The Rise of the Latino Vote tells the story of Proposition 187, the 1994 attempt to block undocumented people from public services, and how it was ultimately defeated.
How Latinx Artists Were Shut Out Of Art History
Arlene Dávila’s Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, Politics considers the plights of Latinx artists through the lens of race and class disparities in both North and South America.
‘‘We Paid For This Town”: The Legacy of Chicanx Punk in LA
In the 1970s and ’80s, the Bags, Vaginal Davis, Nervous Gender, and Los Illegals used music and performance to express their dissent of racism and gender violence, imagining punk as a possible utopia.
Congress Votes in Favor of Creating National Museum of the American Latino
If approved by the Senate, it would become the first Smithsonian museum specifically dedicated to the history and culture of Latinx communities.
A Celebration of Latin American Photography Across the South Bronx
The third edition of the Bronx Documentary Center’s annual Latin American Foto Festival features work by artists from Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, and Argentina who focus on social issues in the region.