¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond

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Lifting the Veil, 2010 Acrylic On Canvas 40 In. X 30 In. © Pola Lopez
She Wears Her Death Face, 2010 Oil On Canvas 67 In. X 42 In. © Joseph Botello
Don Benito, 2007 Oil On Canvas 31 In. X 25 In. © David A. Lopez
Highly Favored, 2008 Acrylic On Canvas 72 In. X 36 In. © Lalo Garcia
¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond

1712 S. Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91205
September 9th, 2011 - January 1st, 2012
Opening: September 9th, 2011 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tue-Sun 10-5
Mexican American drawing abstract, Mexican American photography, Mexican American painting, Mexican American sculpture, Mexican American abstract, 1960s, Present photography painting surrealism figurative, sculpture


 ¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond

Presented by the Museum at Forest Lawn, Glendale,

September 9, 2011, through January 1, 2012

An eclectic and influential exhibition of the work of more than

40 prominent Hispanic artists

GLENDALE, CA – ¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond  will be  presented by the Museum at Forest Lawn – Glendale,  September 9 through January 1, 2012. The Museum is located at 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. The opening of the exhibition complements Cultural Heritage Month.

¡Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond is comprised of an influential body of work by more than 40 Mexican American artists.  The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography by older, established artists, who helped forge the Chicano Art Movement that began in the 1960’s, as well as work by a current generation of artists.  In addition, a number of the works in the exhibit are on loan from the Cheech Marin Collection, one of the largest private collections of Chicano art in the United States.   Since the 1960’s, Cheech Marin has been renowned as a comedian, film actor, writer, and musician.   

 Not only did the Chicano Arts Movement seek social justice and equality for Mexican Americans, but it also sought to educate people of their rich heritage. The diverse art was fueled by heightened political activism and energized cultural pride, and remains as dynamic and complex as the individual life experiences of the artists that created it. The artists in the exhibition, many of whom are East Los Angeles natives, explored, created and/or reinvented alternative art venues for the positive expression of a renewed cultural identity.

 Artists participating in the exhibition include Judith F. Baca; Benjamin Botello; David Rivas Botello; Joseph Botello; Joe Bravo; Barbara Carrasco; Lupe Duarte; Yami Duarte; Ofelia Esparza; Paul G. Fuentes; Lalo García; Margaret García; Deanna Gomez; Elysa Gomez; Ignacio Gomez; Imelda Gomez; Yolanda González; Jaime Guerrero; Roberto Gutiérrez; Wayne Healy; Sergio Hernandez; jaxiejax (Jacqueline Sanders); Leo Limón; David A. Lopez; Pola Lopez; Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective; Heriberto Luna; Frank Martinez; David J. Negrón; Antonio Pelayo; Steven Botello Rivera; Bill Robles; George Rodriguez; Frank Romero; Shizu Saldamando; Steve Santillan; August H. Santistevan; Maria “Frances” Santistevan; John C. Santistevan (1974 – 1993); Melly Trochez; Patssi Valdez; Mark Vallen; George Yepes; ZANlovesEastLA (Rosanna Esparza Ahrens); Lalo Alcaraz.

  For further information, contact Barbara Kraft at 818.760.8498, or please call the Museum at Forest Lawn at 800.204.3131, or log on to

About the Museum at Forest Lawn

The Museum at Forest Lawn was founded in 1951 with a vision of bringing a wide variety of artwork to the community through both its permanent collection and traveling exhibits.  The Museum’s permanent collection features both original works and reproductions by artists from throughout the world including both ancient and contemporary pieces.  Bronzes by Frederic Remington, pre-historic stone sculptures, rare coins, valuable 13th to 20th century stained glass and architectural masterpieces such as Paradise Doors are among the more than nearly 250 pieces that can be viewed year-round by museum visitors.  In addition, the Museum proudly hosts special exhibits, such as “The Art of Artis Lane.”