The Crocker Museum in Sacramento will showcase Hispanic artists in the upcoming exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art from September 21 through January 11, 2015. This major collection of contemporary and modern Latino art offers the rich and diverse contributions of Latino artists throughout the U.S. from the mid-20th century when “a collective Latino identity” started to surface.
The Latino art on display is drawn from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. It will include 72 prominent contemporary and modern artists. The exhibit examines how Latino artists fostered the artistic movements of their era and reshaped central themes in American art and culture. Artistic styles will include conceptual and performance art, abstract expressionism and classic American genres including portraiture, landscape and panoramas of daily life.
Spurred by the civil rights movements of the 60s and 70s, Latino artists