Toward the preservation of a heritage : Latin American and Latino art in the midwestern United States

Herrera, Olga U

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  • "Research from the first year of the Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project with a chronological overview, selected bibliography, and exhibition lists".
  • "This book ... is meant to provide a basic subject knowledge in this particular understudied and underdocumented element of Amercian art history. We hope such a chronology will serve young scholars as well as librarians and archivists as a springboard both for research and for new initiatives to collect and preserve primary source documents of this art"--Preface.
  • Includes lists of exhibitions held in the Midwest of Latin American art (1893-2007) and Latino art (1931-2007). The lists can be searched and added to or modified through the project's interactive website.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-160).


  • Latin American art at US midwestern world expositions, 1893-1904 -- Immigration and settlement : establishing communities in the Midwest, 1900s-1910s onwards -- The 1920s : mexicanidad and the Midwest -- The 1930s : Mexican artists in the United States -- The early 1940s : looking at the Western Hemisphere anew -- The mid-1940s to early 1960s : artists joining academia and establishing first commercial galleries -- The 1940s and 1960s : a new demographic shift, Puerto Rico and Cuba -- The mid-1960s : the foundations of a Midwest Latino art -- The late 1960s and early 1970s : the contemporary mural movement -- The mid- to late 1970s : towards the creation of a Latino art infrastructure -- The 1980s : new art organizations, new art spaces, blockbuster exhibitions, and multiculturalism -- The 1990s : asserting a Pan-Latino identity -- Globalization and the new millenium
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