Fund the Chicano History mural at the PMCA

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On January 21, 2018, the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) opened its Spring 2018 round of exhibitions, including Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo.

As a part of this exhibition, the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) has unveiled show the monumental and historic mural Chicano History for the first time in 28 years. The mural was created in 1970 by artists Eduardo Carrillo, Ramses Noriega, Sergio Hernandez and Dr. Saul Solache for the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, just before the start of the Chicano Moratorium. This is considered the first Chicano mural at a U.S. university, and a powerful statement of the times.

While the mural was scheduled to be displayed at a future exhibition in Sacramento, it was not originally scheduled for display in its hometown of Los Angeles. Realizing the artistic and historic nature of the mural, the PMCA immediately committed to exhibiting the mural at its own expense, giving denizens of the Greater LA area the opportunity to view the mural, live on display, right here in Pasadena.

As part of fulfilling and funding that commitment, the PMCA has launched a fund-raising campaign specifically dedicated to covering the expenses related to installing the mural in our gallery. We would be remiss were we not to offer YOU—our dedicated, art-loving public—the opportunity to help in the funding of this rediscovered masterpiece.

Be part of history by supporting the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s current exhibition of the mural Chicano History. Simply click on the link to our Indiegogo campaign portal to make your donation today. All donations are welcome!

Funds raised through this campaign will cover costs of transportation, installation, and insurance of the mural for the duration of our exhibition Testament of the Spirit: Paintings of Eduardo Carrillo, which opened to the public on January 21, 2018 and will close on June 3, 2018.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are unable to contribute, you can help spread the word by sharing our Chicano History Mural Exhibition campaign with your friends and family through social media.

Thank You

Special thanks to the work of the artists, their families, and our community committee members, Isabel Rojas-Williams, Armando Duron, Evonne Gallardo, Jose Antonio Aguirre, Kathy Gallegos, and Tomas Benitez. Your generosity will play a key role in helping the PMCA continue its mission to bring talents and creations of California artists to the world. Thank you.

 

Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Pasadena Museum of California Art

 

*A portion of your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

 

Featured Images: Eduardo Carrillo, Sergio Hernandez, Ramses Noriega, and Saul Solache, Chicano History, 1970. Oil on panel, 144 x 264 inches. Courtesy of the Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Installation view, Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo Carrillo, January 21, 2018–June 3, 2018, Pasadena Museum of California Art, photo © 2018 Chris Wormald

Video Credits: Special thanks to Museo Eduardo Carrillo and the Chicano Moratorium Documentary Cintee Productions, Video produced by Acatl Design.

Support the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) in our efforts to exhibit the historic mural. Funds raised through this campaign will directly cover costs of transportation, installation, and insurance of the mural for the duration of our exhibition.

Make your contribution today!

Support the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) in our efforts to exhibit the historic mural. Funds raised through this campaign will directly cover costs of transportation, installation, and insurance of the mural for the duration of our exhibition.

DONATE NOW!

Banner Image: Eduardo Carrillo, Las Tropicanas, 1972–73. Oil on panel, 84 x 132 inches. Crocker Art Museum, Promised Gift of Juliette Carrillo and Ruben Carrillo; Featured Image: Eduardo Carrillo, Sergio Hernandez, Ramses Noriega, and Saul Solache, Chicano History, 1970. Oil on panel, 144 x 264 inches. Courtesy of the Chicano Studies Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Video Credits: Special thanks to Museo Eduardo Carrillo and the Chicano Moratorium Documentary Cintee Productions, Video produced by Acatl Design.