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  • Cruz Diez

    Carlos Cruz-Diez at the University of Houston

  • Blaffer

    Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston

  • Detention Nation

    "Detention Nation", Sin Huellas, The Station Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Luis Jimenez

    "Fiesta Dancers", Luis Jimenez at the University of Houston

  • Daniel Anguilu

    Wall at the Lawndale Art Center, Daniel AnguilĂș. Photo credit: Alex Barber

  • Daniel Anguilu

    Daniel AnguilĂș at The Station Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Art Car Museum

    Art Car Museum, Houston

  • Sawyer Yards

    Sawyer Yards, Houston

  • Art League Houston

    Art League, Houston

  • Harry Gamboa

    "Illusions of Urbanscape", Harry Gamboa Jr., CounterCurrent at the University of Houston

  • CAMH

    Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

  • Gonzo247

    "Houston is Inspired" Mural, Gonzo247

  • El Rincon Social Houston

    El Rincon Social, Houston

  • Daniela Antelo

    "Intersections and Interactions on Language", Daniela Antelo at Lawndale Art Center

  • Pepe Mar Detail

    "Parco Dei Mostri", Pepe Mar at DiverseWorks (detail)

  • Pepe Mar at DiverseWorks

    "Parco Dei Mostri", Pepe Mar at DiverseWorks

  • Love And Madness Lawndale

    "Between Love and Madness" Mexican Comic Art from the 1970's, Lawndale Art Center

  • Love and Madness Lawndale 2

    "Between Love and Madness" Mexican Comic Art from the 1970's, Lawndale Art Center

  • Love and Madness Lawndale 3

    "Between Love and Madness" Mexican Comic Art from the 1970's, Lawndale Art Center

  • Moroles

    Jesus Bautista Moroles, Police Officer Memorial, Buffalo Bayou Park

LAN! will engage Houston's Latino communities. Artists, community leaders, businesses, and non-profits from Pasadena to Cypress, The Washington Cultural District to East Houston, and including activated exhibitions in Third Ward, Second Ward, the East End, the Museum District, and elsewhere. This major event will redefine the Latino Arts in Houston.

LAN! is the only Latino-led cultural event of this scale in Houston’s history. LAN! is Latino-founded, Latino-run, and Latino-focused – Unlike any other such event in Houston or nationally.

Call For Papers, Panels, Presentations

The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to the this year’s theme: Sight Lines | Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts. LAN! 2019 seeks to make as many of these practices and contexts as possible visible to one another.

Previous editions of LAN! were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago (2016) and at the Smithsonian Institution (2013) in Washington, DC. As a heavily Latino cosmopolitan city in a border state, and one of the busiest points of exchange between Latin American and the US, Houston is uniquely situated to host LAN! 2019. More than twenty Houston area museums, galleries, universities and cultural centers will host exhibitions and events alongside the three-day conference. For more information and regular updates, please visit our website:

All subjects relating to US Latino art may be proposed, with the following topics suggested:

New directions in Latino/a art: LatinX, Afro-Latinidad, Queer Latinidad

Puerto Rico post-Maria and the broader Caribbean

Indigenous intersections

Feminisms: past, present, and future

Anti-gentrification art and practice

Artistic responses to anti-immigrant discourses

Museums and Latino art

Digital humanities

Latino art before 1960

Publishing and pedagogy

Latino and PoC solidarity networks: then and now

Latino art situated in art history 

Non-traditional formats are also welcome. Please email abstracts (500 words), presenter bios (150 words per presenter), or thorough descriptions of non-traditional formats along with participant bios to the LAN! Program Committee: by midnight of October 1, 2018.