Taos, NM -- The Harwood Museum of Art and UNM Taos present a lecture on Thursday November 8th with Holly Barnet-Sanchez, Ph.D entitled: "Murals in Latino U.S.A.; Community Murals in Post-1965 America" This program is will be held at the Museum at 7pm and is free to UNM Students/Staff and Harwood Members or $8.Holly Barnet-Sanchez is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Chicano/Latino Art History in the Department of Art and Art History, and Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Technology for the College of Fine Arts at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.She received her MA in art history from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her PhD in Pre-Columbian art history from UCLA in 1993.She
has authored a number of articles on the histories of exhibitions of pre-Columbian art and archeology in the United States.Barnet-Sanchez
has worked since 1984 with numerous Chicano alternative arts organizations is California, Arizona, and Texas as a guest curator, archivist, and grant-writer; and as a scholar specializing in murals and graphic art.Between 1984 and 1990, she
was one of the project coordinators, member of the selection committee, and essay author for the exhibition Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation 1965-1985, that originated at the Wight Art Gallery
and traveled throughout the United States for 4 years, including a stop at the Albuquerque Museum
in late 1991.She served as the curator at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco between 1990 and 1991.Barnet-Sanchez is the co-editor and co-author with the late Eva Cockcroft of the introduction to Signs for Heart: California Chicano Murals, and is currently working on a history of the murals of East Los Angeles with mural historian and photography, Tim Drescher, tentatively titled: Give Me Life!: Estrada Courts, Ramona Gardens, and the Murals of East Los.
explains: "Beginning Mexico in the early 1920s after the end of the decade-long Revolution, as the most visible expression of an artistic avant-garde, part of a comprehensive nation-wide, multi-dimensional project of reconstruction.
For more information on Holly Barnet-Sanchez'
November 8th presentation on Murals please call 575 758-9826.