Monday, February 23, 2009

Hector Duarte

Muralla sobre lienzo
Opening Reception February 27, 6-8 pm
Exhibition runs through June 28, 2009

Maestro Hector Duarte (b.1952) has been a leading muralist in the Chicago
area since the 1980s. His early training at the Siqueiros Mural Workshop in
Cuernavaca, México has had a fundamental impact on his artistic career as he
continues to apply many of the Modern Art theories and social philosophies
that emerged from the Mexican Muralist Renaissance. Visit this unique
exhibition and witness Maestro Duarte at work, completing his 150 ft. mural.
This work in progress also continues the Museum’s three-year commitment
to immigrant-centered programming.

The artist will be painting in the Torres Gallery March 4th – May 9th, 2009
Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Painting schedule subject to change please call ahead. A Mural Work in Progress by HECTOR DUARTE

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St. Chicago, IL

Friday, February 13, 2009


The University of Chicago Artspeaks Series presents

GUILLERMO GÓMEZ-PEÑA, Performance artist / writer El Mexorcist 4: America's Most Wanted Inner Demon
Post-performance Q&A session hosted by Mauricio Tenorio Tues., Feb. 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm/Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.

In this performance, Guillermo Gómez-Peña denounces the anti-immigration hysteria and assaults the demonized construction of the U.S.-Mexican border. Using acid Chicano humor, hybrid literary genres, multilingualism and activist theory, Gómez-Peña reflects on identity, race, sexuality, pop culture and the impact of new technologies in the post-9/11 era. His performance moves cultural borders to the center, marginalizes the alleged mainstream and redefines his audience as "foreigners" or "minorities." For more information:

For tickets call: The ArtSpeaks Hotline at 773-702-8080