"La Nacioncita, The Little Nation: My Art of the Southwest"
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Scheuer Room, Kolhberg Hall
New Mexico Hispano history began in 1598. The culture survives to this day, making it the oldest and largest non-immigrant Latino cultural group in the continental United States. After the conquest of New Mexico in 1848, the Mexican colonial population became American second-class citizens. While the conquerors intruded on their land, language and dignity Hispanos found a way to retain their sense of identity and pride. Their homeland became la Nacioncita, the little nation within a nation. Edward Gonzales' art gives visual expression to what is in the heart, mind and soul of Hispanics everywhere. To view Edward's artwork, go to: edwardgonzales.com
Sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Art, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology