Chicano Now! American Expressions

Chicano Now! American Expressions

Produced to accompany “Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge,” “Chicano Now! American Expressions” is a 5,000-sq.-ft. multimedia exhibition that weaves tradition, history, and humor into interactive expressions of what it means to be Chicano in terms of work, family, style, and identity. The nation’s premiere Chicano performing and independent film artists are featured, including Culture Clash, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Lourdes Portillo, and Gustavo Vazquez. Visitors can select a song on the jukebox, try salsa dancing, get behind the wheel of a lowrider, and learn more about the many contributions Chicanos have made to U.S. culture.


Anaheim California – The MUZEO
January 27 through May 18, 2008

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Milwaukee Public Museum
February 3 through September 3, 2007

San Francisco, California – The De Young Museum
July 22 through October 22, 2006

St. Louis, Missouri – St. Louis Science Center
January 27, 2006 through May 14, 2006

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Minnesota Museum of American Art
October 2, 2004 through January 2, 2005

San Diego, California – Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
May 29 through Sept. 12, 2004

Indianapolis, Indiana – Indiana State Museum
January 30 through May 2, 2004

El Paso, Texas – Insights: El Paso Museum of Science
June 6, 2003 through January 4, 2004

Washington, D.C. – Smithsonian Institution
May 1, 2002 through January 5, 2003

San Antonio, Texas – The Alameda’s Museo Americano
December 1, 2001 through April 15, 2002