Amalia Mesa-Bains and Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement, Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:30pm, Digital Art Research Center, Rm 108


September 12, 2015

By , UCSC Institute of the Arts & Sciences 

UC Santa Cruz's Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Museo Eduardo Carrillo invite you to a talk by internationally renowned artist Amalia Mesa-Bains and a screening of Pedro Pablo Celedón's award-winning documentary film Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement.

Filmed over four years across California and Baja California, Mexico, A Life of Engagement documents Carrillo's relationship with his Mexican cultural heritage as he negotiated the challenges first-generation Americans faced during the tumultuous social changes of the 1960s and '70s. It features commentary by Amalia Mesa-Bains.

Amalia Mesa-Bains is an internationally-renowned artist, scholar, and curator.  Throughout her career, she has expanded understandings of Latina/o artists’ references to spiritual practices and vernacular traditions through her altar installations, articles, and exhibitions. In 1992, she was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. Her work has been shown at institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, and the New Museum.

Eduardo Carrillo was a founding faculty member at Oakes College at UC Santa Cruz, a professor of art, and a renowned painter and muralist. His tenure at UCSC (1972- 1997) began in an era of intense social change and initiated a wave of social consciousness and commitment to re-envisioning diversity on the University campus.

This event is free and open to the public.  Parking is available in the Performing Arts Lot for $4.

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The Chicano Latino Research Center is honored to cosponsor this free, public event with the UCSC Division of the Arts and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences' annual donors.