Chicano Brings the Brown Power Movement Back at Museo de las Americas

Mural art by Los Supersonicos adorns the Chicano exhibit at the Museo de las Americas.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos adorns the Chicano exhibit at the Museo de las Americas.

Challenged to create an art show to enhance History Colorado's companion exhibit to 1968, El Movimiento — a straightforward visual history of the local Chicano rights movement that flourished in the barrio areas of Denver decades ago — Maruca Salazar of the Museo de las Americas came up with a street-smart answer. In the resulting exhibition, simply named Chicano, Salazar sought to show how El Movimiento is anything but over by filling the Museo with a splash of site-specific mural paintings by Los Supersonicos, the long-lived artist collaboration of Carlos Fresquez and Frank Zamora, and the photography of Delilah Montoya, who explores Chicano cultural symbolism.

While there will be other surprises promised in the show, the following sneak-peek images are reason enough to see it in person when it opens tonight at the Museo, 866 Santa Fe Drive.

Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Mural art by Los Supersonicos.
Photography by Delilah Montoya for Chicano.
Photography by Delilah Montoya for Chicano.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya.
Photography by Delilah Montoya for Chicano.
Photography by Delilah Montoya for Chicano.

Chicano opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Museo in the Art District on Santa Fe, and runs through May 29. Learn more about the exhibit on the Museo’s website. 

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Museo de las Americas

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