Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Richard Montoya @ Notre Dame (1)

In his remarks before giving his terrific presentation yesterday, Richard Montoya mentioned that one of the highlights of his first full day on campus was being shown some of Gil Cárdenas' archive which includes, of course, visual art, but also the papers (fliers, posters, you name it) that have been collected over the years---that visually document various aspects of the Chicano Movement. Above, ILS archivist Tracy Grimm shows Montoya some prints. And looming behind them on the wall: an arresting work of art by Richard's uncle, Malaquias Montoya.

One of the reasons for Richard Montoya's visit to Notre Dame was to be present at the opening reception of Galería América's exhibition of some of his father's visual art. Above is the guest book for the exhibit, as well as one of the gems of the exhibit. "Galería América" is the modest exhibition space at the Institute for Latino Studies where we have, on average, two exhibits per semester.

Richard Montoya converses with Gil Cárdenas and Agustín Fuentes.

Richard Montoya offers an informal gallery talk
on José Montoya's art.

Richard Montoya and "mi otro yo."

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