Autry Museum of the American West

Becoming Mexican American and Beyond


A One-Day Conference Exploring Contemporary Issues of Latino Ethnic Identity


Date / Time:

Sunday, Oct 9, 2011, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Autry in Griffith Park

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Museum Admission Rates Apply / Free for Autry Members.

Professor George Sanchez’s 1993 book, Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900–1945, is considered one of the seminal works on the formation of Latino ethnic identity and culture in pre—World War II Los Angeles.

Please join us on October 9 as scholars, educators, and others participate with Professor Sanchez in an in-depth exploration and discussion of Latino ethnic identity in the United States, the impact of the publication of his 1993 book, and current issues surrounding ethnicity and immigration.

This conference is part of a series of programs being presented in conjunction with the Autry’s exhibition Art Along the Hyphen: The Mexican-American Generation, which explores a seminal but overlooked generation of artists who started working in Los Angeles between the turn of the century and the end of the 1960s.

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 MuralRemix: Sandra de la Loza (LACMA).

Reservations required. Please contact Belinda Nakasato Suarez at to reserve your ticket.  Payment is due on the day of the event.

From the Trading Posts blog:

George Sanchez: Disentangling Mexican-American Identity

[Image: Roberto Chavez, The Group Shoe (detail), 1962, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 in.]



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