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This Exhibit Will Inspire You to Rethink the Media Representation of Mexican-Americans

Take a closer look at Mexican American culture at this art exhibit. Mel Casas: Human, now on view at the McNay Art Museum, presents six large paintings by the late San Antonio-based artist Mel Casas, co-founder of the Chicano art group Con Safo. See it for yourself this Saturday, December 22nd, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Mel Casas is best known for pointed visual statements that question cultural stereotypes and portrayals of Mexican Americans in the media. Selected exhibitions include his participation in the 1975 Whitney Biennial and, in the 1990s, the landmark traveling exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation 1965–1985.

Mel Casas: Human is presented in tandem with Pop América, 1965–1975, in which the artist is also featured; the two exhibitions mark the premiere of the artist’s work at the McNay.

This exhibition is organized by Bianca Alvarez, Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies, 2017-2018, for the McNay Art Museum. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions.

Don’t skip this thought-provoking exhibit! Mel Casas: Human can be viewed with regularly priced admission. Tickets for adults are 20 dollars. Students, seniors, and active military may enjoy 15 dollar admission. Free admission is granted to McNay members, children 12 and under, and teenagers 19 and under.

If you feel like escaping Oxford at Sonterra Apartments in San Antonio, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, December 22, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78209

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