• Pasadena Museum of California Art
  • 490 Union St
  • Pasadena, California 91101
  • USA
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 - June 03, 2018
  • Chicano History Mural

    A retrospective of Chicano artist, Eduardo Carrillo’s work is on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art until June 3, 2018. The exhibition features a large mural considered to be the first Chicano-themed mural painted at an American university. Entitled Chicano History, the mural was painted by Carrillo and three of his contemporaries in 1970 for UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. In 1991 the mural was taken down for building repairs, it went in to storage and was never installed in the new space as originally intended—Chicano History has not been available to the public until now.

    Eduardo Carrillo

    Eduardo Carrillo was raised in East Los Angeles; he graduated from UCLA with a BFA and MFA; and spent 25 years as an Art Professor at UC Santa Cruz. Carrillo’s earlier works focused on murals like the landmark Chicano History mural which depicts the pre-conquest landscape to the moment of the mural’s conception; Las Tropicanas, an almost psychedelic mural full of mystical imagery and symbols; and Father Hidalgo in Front of the Church of Dolores, a tile mural at Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

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