Friday, 03. May 2019, Hispanic Reading Room, 2nd floor, MARIO TORERO: Collections Display [Event part 1]

Mario Torero: Collections Display Library of Congress' Hispanic Reading Room
Join us for a COLLECITONS DISPLAY of drawings, sketches, and posters by leading Chicano Movement artist/muralist MARIO TORERO. From 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., the artist  will present and talk about selected, original artworks from the Library of Congress holdings of his work, including representative examples from across his career and drawings related to his mural projects. The items will remain on display after the presentation from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
An important figure in the San Diego California Barrio Logan group of artists active in the Chicano civil rights movement, Mario Torero is a co-founder of several local cultural organizations, including the Centro Cultural de la Raza, the Chicano Park Murals Outdoor Museum, and the San Diego/Tijuana artists' group United By Art (UBA). The artist's work has been exhibited in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Germany, and Japan. Some of his major murals are in San Diego, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Prague. He has writen articles for the San Diego Union, the Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, and USA Today. Mario Torero continues to live in San Diego and work for Latino cultural awareness.
Location: Hispanic Reading Room, 2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.
Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. 
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MARIO TORERO: Collections Display [Event part 1]

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