Chicano Art: A Book Display in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 9, 2021
National Hispanic American Heritage Month is celebrated each year from September 15th to October 15th. In celebration of the month, our Sociology and Latin American Studies librarian has curated a book display, accessible in the Leatherby Libraries lobby in front of the elevators, on Chicano Art.
The description of the display reads, “Chicano art began in the 1960s as a result of the Chicano Movement, when Mexican Americans rejected assimilation and instead embraced a chosen identity and culture which celebrated their indigenous descent. A movement of its own, Chicano art can be a form of activism as well as a celebration of culture, heritage, and community. Common images seen in Chicano art are Our Lady of Guadalupe, Aztec symbols, sugar skulls representing the Day of the Dead, and everyday life. In addition to traditional paintings, Chicano art can be seen in the form of murals, graphics, and lowrider cars and bicycles.”
Head on over to the Leatherby Libraries to view the display in person. The bibliography can be viewed on Chapman University Digital Commons here.