Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Book Presentation: "The Heart of the Mission: Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco"

Thu, October 12, 2017 | CLAVIS, ART 3.434A

6:00 PM

The Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art at the Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) celebrates an important new monograph by Cary Cordova (associate professor, Department of American Studies and Center for Mexican American Studies).

In The Heart of the Mission, Cordova combines urban, political, and art history to examine how the Mission District, a longtime bohemian enclave in San Francisco, has served as an important place for an influential and largely ignored Latino arts movement from the 1960s to the present. Well before the anointment of the "Mission School" by art-world arbiters at the dawn of the twenty-first century, Latino artists, writers, poets, playwrights, performers, and filmmakers made the Mission their home and their muse.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, and to receive a chapter via e-mail before the event, contact George Flaherty.

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