Mexican American Art     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links   

Archives of American Art - Quick Reference to Oral History Interviews     http://artarchives.si.edu/oralhist/oralhist.htm
Contains the text of interviews of selected artists. This site includes the text of an oral history interview of Judy Baca.

Chicano Art - A Resource Guide     http://cemaweb.library.ucsb.edu/introar2.html
Provides an overview of Chicano Art in California. Contains links to Proyecto CARIDAD. This guide also includes an annotated list of material for further reading.

Public Art in Los Angeles - Los Angeles Murals     http://www.publicartinla.com/LA_murals/
Provides links for murals organized by region.  Includes Frank Romero, Richard T. Jimenez, Eduardo Carillo, Luis Becerra.

Romo Collection of Mexican American Art Prints, 1981-     http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utlac/00110/lac-00110.html
Collection of original Mexican American silkscreens, lithographs, and other are prints.  many prints were produced at Self-Help Graphics Studio in Los Angeles, CA and Coronado Studios in Austin, TX.  Several images from the collection available from the Web site.  Housed in the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at UT Austin [other materials about Mexican and Mexican American culture and art available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/benson/]

SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center)     http://www.sparcmurals.org
The Web site for SPARC, a 25-year-old non-profit organization located in Venice, California. There is information about mural artists and images of murals that are concentrated in the greater Los Angeles area. The site provides a history as well as image of Willie Herron's "The Wall That Cracked Open."

A World of Art     http://www.learner.org/catalog/extras/wabios/baca.html
This is the Web site developed for the PBS series, "A World of Art." The site provides a link to a biographical sketch of Judy Baca. The site also includes links to related art Web sites.

Books  
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books
Non-circulating:

Hispanic art in the United States : thirty contemporary painters & sculptors
Call number: Ref N6538.H58B43 1987

Articles
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases http://library.riohondo.edu/online_databases/index.htm.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 1 sample search below is from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(hispanic americans) AND SUB(art)

Researched and evaluated by:
A.Enright, Librarian 2001
last update: C. Oldha, Librarian 12/2009

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