Lecture: Luis Cruz Azaceta and Critical Pop: The Exile’s Everyday

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lecture: Luis Cruz Azaceta and Critical Pop: The Exile’s Everyday

Thursday, January 10, 2019

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Artist Luis Cruz Azaceta fled Cuba in 1960 after witnessing the abuses of the Batista regime and then the upheaval of the Cuban Revolution. Arriving in New York, he experienced the fast-paced and sometimes brutal city with its tenement buildings and subways. Dr. Teresa Eckmann, Associate Professor of Contemporary Latin American art at the University of Texas at San Antonio, discusses Cruz Azaceta and his iconic painting Ji Ji Ji Express featured in Pop América, 1965–1975, within the context of his early, break-through art.

Free and open to the public. General admission on Thursday evenings is free from 4–9 pm courtesy of HEB. Optional $10 special exhibition fee applies for Pop América during this time.


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This lecture is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Events

Due to a maintenance issue, the museum will close at 5 p.m. today. Tonight’s Gallery Talk will be rescheduled for a later date. We will return to regular hours tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you soon.