Exhibition dates: September 14-November 17, 2017
Opening Reception: September 14, 2017, 5-8 PM

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About / La exposición

This exhibition examines The Latino Museum’s founding years from 1995 to 2000 and how it celebrated historical, artistic and cultural contributions of Latinos in the United States. As the only Latino and Chicana/o museum in Southern California, its mission was to promote and enhance public awareness of Latinismo culture. Featured in the exhibition are original works of art in addition to archival materials from CSU Channel Islands’ John Spoor Broome Library Unique Collections. The Latino Museum's legacy continues to shape and sustain present and future communities.

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Galleries / Galerías

The exhibition is featured in two campus galleries

Napa Hall Gallery

Featuring the work of the three prominent "East Los" Chicana/o visual artists Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin, Oscar Castillo, and Leo Limón.

Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-8pm; Fri 9am-4pm

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Broome Gallery

Featuring archives from The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture to explore its exhibition history. Also presented is work by Cuban American artist Paul Sierra.

Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-10:30pm; Fri 8am-5pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 1pm-10:30pm

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Featured Artists / Artistas

Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin

Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin is a Chicana artist, activist and poet. Through an intersectional feminist lens, she visually explores her childhood, Mexican memories and the oral/written word.

La Chola-Blessed Mother
Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
(Self Help Graphics)
Serigraph on acid free paper
30 x 24 in
Courtesy of Artist

Diosa Teteoh Innan
Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin
acrylic, collage on canvas
48 x 36 in
Courtesy of John Chamberlin and Ricardo Chamberlin

Oscar Castillo

Photographer Oscar Castillo keenly approaches the historical Chicano Movement and La Raza Southern California community through compositional explorations.

Tonatiuh in the Garden
Oscar Castillo
Medium Archival Print on Paper
16 x 20 in
Courtesy of Artist

Dos Adelitas
Oscar Castillo
Digital collage
Courtesy of Artist

Leo Limón

Leo Limón is an East Los Chicano artist and activist who interweaves Mexican Mesoamerican cosmic and mystical forms with imagery of everyday life in Los Angeles.

Dando Gracias
Leo Limón
(Self Help Graphics)
34 1/4 x 22 1/4 in
Private Collection

Bailando down Olvera Street
Leo Limón
24 x 36 in
MMC Collection

Paul Sierra

Paul Sierra was one of the first artists featured at The Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture. Born in Cuba, he moved to the United States in 1961 as a teenager. His dreams and childhood memories of his homeland come across vividly in his work.

Paul Sierra
oil on canvas
31 x 42 in
Courtesy of the Lawrence E. Leone Collection

At First Light
Paul Sierra
oil on canvas
26 x 52 in
Courtesy of the Lawrence E. Leone Collection

Campus Address / Dirección

California State University Channel Islands
1 University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

For the docent guided exhibition schedule, additional exhibition programing, and more information contact: Hilda Ocampo, Art Program Analyst at 805-437-2772.

Parking / Estacionamiento

Campus parking is available with the purchase of a $6 daily permit; follow signs to the parking permit dispensers. Free parking is also available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station’s Lewis Road parking lot, with bus service to and from the campus. For details, check the schedule at www.goventura.org

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Dates and Hours / Horarios

Exhibition dates: September 14-November 17, 2017
Napa Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am-8pm; Fri 9am-4pm;
Broome Gallery Hours: Mon-Thur 8am-10:30pm; Fri 8am-5pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 1pm-10:30pm

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