Works from the McNay’s collection and on loan that explore themes of immigration, memory, and the meaning of home complement La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I), a woodcut print by Antonio Martorell. Martorell uses imagery that relates to his childhood memories of living in Puerto Rico and hearing stories about or reading correspondence between his family there, and those who had immigrated to New York. The exhibition of this print throughout the fall marks a partnership between the McNay and the Puerto Rican Heritage Society of San Antonio.
The Elizabeth Huth Coates Exhibition Endowment and the Arthur and Jane Stieren Fund for Exhibitions are generously funding this exhibition.
Antonio Martorell, La Playa Negra I (Tar Beach I) (detail), 2010. Woodcut. Collection of The University of Texas at San Antonio Art Collection.
© Antonio Martorell.