Autry Museum of the American West


Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation



The Autry in Griffith Park
October 14, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation explores a seminal but overlooked generation of artists who made their careers in Los Angeles between the early twentieth century and the rise of the Chicano art movement in the 1960s. From commercial illustrations that celebrated the mythic Californios to modernist art that engaged directly with the African American Civil Rights era, this exhibition pulls together 100 rarely seen paintings, sculptures, and archival documents to explore how these artists drew inspiration from both their Mexican heritage and American home.

Art Along the Hyphen is part of a unique four-exhibition project called L.A. Xicano organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center in partnership with the Autry National Center, the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Other concurrent exhibitions include Icons of the Invisible: Oscar Castillo (Fowler), Mapping Another L.A.: The Chicano Art Movement (Fowler), and Mural Remix: Sandra de la Loza (LACMA). The exhibition is made possible through support from the Getty Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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