Join Christian Wurst, Curatorial Assistant to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, for a special tour of Arte Sin Fronteras: Prints from the Self Help Graphics Studio. Arte Sin Fronteras celebrates a gift from Dr. Gilberto Cárdenas, a leading collector of Latinx art, of prints produced at Self Help Graphics and Art in Los Angeles. This printmaking workshop and cultural institution has been a mainstay in the city’s arts community since 1972. Founded by artist Sister Karen Boccalero, the studio has supported the local Mexican American community through art classes and cultural experiences. It provided printmaking training and studio spaces for artists and was the first to organize the annual celebration of the Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles. Today, the event draws thousands of participants across the city. In late 1982, Self Help Graphics inaugurated the still ongoing Experimental Atelier Program, which invites local and visiting artists to produce limited edition screen prints. Sometimes the ateliers focus on a specific theme or group of artists. Since its inception, the program has issued over a thousand prints by hundreds of artists. The exhibition explores the main themes addressed by these printmakers as it celebrates this important gift.
Included with museum admission. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.
Image Credit: Jean LaMarr, Some Kind of Buckaroo, 1990, screenprint, 26 x 38 1/4 in., Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Gilberto Cárdenas, 2017