Home—So Different, So Appealing

Edited by Chon A. Noriega, Mari Carmen Ramírez, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas


Exhibition Catalogs
December 2017


The exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing explored the universal concept of “home,” whether envisioned as dwelling, residence, or place of origin. Home, which opened at LACMA and traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presented the artwork of forty US Latino and Latin American artists. The exhibition placed these works—which span the hemisphere and seven decades of artistic production, from the 1950s to the present, and included paintings, photographs, videos, and multimedia works and installations—in a dynamic dialogue.

Home—So Different, So Appealing received critical accolades in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, and other major print and broadcast media. The exhibition was part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

The exhibition catalog features curatorial essays by Chon A. Noriega (UCLA), Mari Carmen Ramírez (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), and Pilar Tompkins Rivas (Vincent Price Art Museum), who discuss the works and explore their interrelationships. The plate section includes installation photographs that show how the exhibition promoted this dialogue without imposing a common identity, cultural influence, or inheritance.

ISBN (cloth): 
288 pages.
177 color figures and plates
11.25 x 11.875
Available from the
University of Washington Press
$39.95 cloth
2018 International Latino Book Awards
1st Place, Best Cover Design; 1st Place, Best Cover Photo; 2nd Place, Best Latino Focused Book Design; 2nd Place, Best Interior Design; Honorable Mention, Best Use of Photos Inside the Book