• Emigdio Vasquez (1939-2014, American). Detail: “El Proletariado de Aztla´n”, 1979, acrylic on plaster, 8’ x 40’. Chapman University Art Collections, © Emigdio Vasquez Art. Photo: Jessica Bocinski
    © Emigdio Vasquez Art. Photo: Jessica Bocinski
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September 13, 2017 - January 5, 2018

» My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County

Opening Celebration September 13, 2017

4 p.m. - El Proletariado de Aztlan mural, 422 Cypress Street 

5 p.m. - Guggenheim Gallery, refreshments and music


The Art Collections department at Chapman University has been selected to partner in the 2017 Getty Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative with a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary exploration of Chicano art in Orange County. The springboard for Chapman’s project is a 1979 mural, El Proletariado de Aztlán, by Emigdio Vasquez. For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Chapman’s curatorial team will launch the first comprehensive investigation of Vasquez’ local murals and the communities they identify.


El Proletariado mural


Artist List

Ken Gonzales-Day, Cynthia Herrera, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Patrick Martinez, Shizu Saldamando, Alejandro Sanchez, and Ana Serrano, Emigdio Vasquez.  


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