Traveling exhibit makes stop at VPAM

By Jesus Figueroa

Students have an opportunity to see more than 60 art prints from 44 Chicano artists at the Vincent Price Art Museum’s exhibit, “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.”

The artwork on display comes from the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, which received a large donation of prints from former Angelenos and University of California, Los Angeles alumni Ricardo Romo, Ph.D., and wife Harriet Romo, Ph.D.

Many prints on display were collected from Los Angeles-based artists, including prints from recently deceased artist Richard Duarte.

A luncheon to honor the Romos on Feb. 5 with East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D., and VPAM director Karen Rapp opened the events in conjunction with the exhibit, as well as an opening reception and a discussion with the Romos on Feb. 7.

The exhibit is open now through May 23 and is free to the public.

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