‘Estampas de la Raza’ exhibit highlights prints from the Chicano Movement at Oglethorpe Museum – WABE

A new exhibition at Oglethorpe Museum of Art tells a story of Chicano, Latino and Mexican-American history and identity through the medium of printmaking over several decades of change and challenge.

It’s called “Estampas de la Raza (or, ‘Prints of the People,’): Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection,” and it represents a collaboration between Oglethorpe University, the McKay Art Museum of San Antonio, Texas, and the Art Bridges Foundation.

The show is on view through Jan. 31. In this interview, Elizabeth Peterson-Jennings, Oglethorpe Museum director, and Sophia Sobrino, an Oglethorpe student and lead docent and curatorial assistant for this exhibition, speak with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to talk more about the collection, the artists, and the journey their work made to Atlanta. 

“The Chicano movement was so rooted in those political and social ideologies, and printmaking, I would say, is essential to that,” Sobrino said.

“Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” is on view at the Oglethorpe Museum of Art through Jan. 31, and more information is available here.

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