The CSRC Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of books and films from Dr. Lilia De Katzew. De Katzew is a retired professor of Chicana and Chicano studies and former chair and director of the ethnic studies department at California State University, Stanislaus. De Katzew generously donated to the CSRC Library 389 books and 39 films on a variety of topics in the field of Chicana and Chicano studies.
A preview of the exhibition After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, a group show that includes works by Laura Aguilar lent by the CSRC.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA announced, visiting scholars report on their research, jotería studies in Aztlán, new videos on CSRC YouTube, public programs at VPAM, and more! (Image: Poster for the fourth Joto Caucus conference, 2012. Courtesy of Rita Urquillo-Ruiz.)
Valdovinos, a UCLA McNair Research Scholar graduating this spring, presented her research project, "Performing the Personal: Understanding the Effects of Performance on Incarcerated Latino/a Youth," May 30 in the Powell Library Rotunda.
Raphael Montañez Ortiz's Cowboy and "Indian" Film (1957-8), a holding of the CSRC, will be included in the installation "Film After the End of Art" at the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham, England. The installation, which will also include works by Malcolm Le Grice, Yoko Ono, and Carolee Schneemann, will be on display to the public for one day only, June 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Curator Duncan White will give a talk at 6:30 p.m.
Corina Martinez Chaudhry, CEO of TheLatinoAuthor.com, interviewed CSRC visiting scholar Alvaro Huerta for LatinoLA.
Congratulations to Carolina Miranda, Kim Masters, and Darby Maloney on their Southern California Journalism Award nomination for Entertainment Reporting/Criticism. Their story on Latino bilingual TV was produced for "The Business" on KCRW 89.9 FM. CSRC director Chon Noriega was interviewed for the story, which can be heard here.
A review of the exhibition Asco and Friends: Exiled Portraits, on view through July 6 at La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, in the French magazine Beaux Arts.
Beaux Arts, June 2014
Nathalie Sánchez, an artist and educator who served as a CSRC Getty intern in 2007, published the op-ed "Practicing Social Justice Through Arts Education" in the Huffington Post.