Some of the most internationally recognizable names in Latino/a/x and Latin American visual art will join art educators, scholars, curators, collectors, dealers and rising stars from Houston’s vibrant art scene for the 2019 Latino Art Now! (LAN!) Houston conference.
The event is Thursday, April 4- Saturday, April 6 at the University of Houston Student Center South. This year’s conference, “Sight Lines & Time Frames,” features more than two dozen panel discussions and presentations.
- 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 4: Keynote address from Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and director, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston
- Noon Friday, April 5: Public Art tour on the UH campus highlighting works by Latin American/Latino artists, led by María C. Gaztambide, director and chief curator, Public Art of the University of Houston System
- 9 a.m., Saturday, April 6: “Artefacto: Preserving an Artist Legacy,” discussion about the importance of archiving an artist’s work, centered around how Houston graffiti artist GONZO247 and Chicano muralist Leo Tanguma recreated Tanguma’s iconic 1973 mural “The Rebirth of Our Nationality” using Tanugma’s archives Click here to read more about the history of their collaboration.
Latino Art Now! is a signature event of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, a consortium of national research universities, hosted by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center and sponsored by the UH Office of the Provost. In addition to the conference, Latino Art Now! Spring of Latino Art features over 90 visual art exhibitions and installations at Houston-area museums, galleries and cultural centers through May 31.
WHAT: Latino Art Now! Houston Conference
WHO: Inter-University Program for Latino Research, UH Center for Mexican American Studies, Smithsonian Latino Center and sponsored by the UH Office of the Provost
WHEN: 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, April 4; 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Friday, April 5; 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6
MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Tubbs, 713-743-4248 or firstname.lastname@example.org