Adelante Comunidad: New exhibit showcases four decades of graphic arts by the Stanford Chicanx & Latinx community

Stanford Raza Day 2015 poster

Adelante Comunidad opens this week in the South Lobby of the East Wing of Green Library. The exhibit, which draws on posters and other materials from the collections of the Stanford University Archives, celebrates over four decades of graphic arts produced by the Stanford Chicanx and Latinx community. Many of the posters were transferred from El Centro Chicano y Latino earlier this year, and highlight educational events and speaking series sponsored by El Centro, and Stanford MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán).

The artwork of Chicano poet and artist José Antonio "Tony" Burciaga (1940-1996), who served as a resident fellow at Casa Zapata from 1985-1994 along with his wife Cecilia, is prominently featured. (During her time at Stanford, Cecilia also served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Assistant to the President as Director of the Office of Chicano Affairs, and was very active in the formation of El Centro Chicano). Tony Burciaga's most well-known mural, the critically-acclaimed "Last Supper of Chicano Heroes," is still on display in the Casa Zapata dining hall. It is represented in this exhibit via a signed reproduction, and also appears in a video installation narrated by Burciaga that depicts a walkthrough of Casa Zapata murals.

About the Materials Exhibited

Materials exhibited are drawn from the collections of the Stanford University Archives.  For more information about any of the collection materials included in this exhibit, please contact the University Archives at universityarchives@stanford.edu.

About Special Collections & University Archives Exhibits

The Stanford University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to primary source materials that support the research needs of the Stanford community and beyond, including through the creation of exhibits.

Share your Materials with the Archives!

The Archives collects a wide range of materials from students and alumni, including print and digital publications, posters, photographs, audio and video, email, websites, social media, and more. Our All Stanford initiative is aimed at improving our documentation of Stanford women, the Queer community, communities of color, and activists. Help the Archives expand the range of voices and materials in our collections! Learn how to by visiting the Stanford Alumni Legacy Project web page or contact us at universityarchives@stanford.edu.

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