The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center is presenting three mini-exhibitions and an installation to celebrate 50 years of Chicanx and Latinx activism through art, scholarship and literature.
The exhibitions — “Profiles of Activism,” Angélica Becerra’s “Give Us Our Flowers: Latinx Artivist Portraits” and Salomón Huerta’s “Portrait Series of Chicana/o-Latina/o and Mexican-Latin American Icons” — will rotate in the Chicano Studies Research Center library, which is in 144 Haines Hall.
The installation will also contain an interactive touchscreen called “La Raza,” which was commissioned by the Autry Museum of the American West (in collaboration with the CSRC) for “La Raza,” a 2017 exhibition that was part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Designed and developed by Narduli Studio, the touchscreen contains images from the CSRC’s “La Raza” photograph collection, a digital archive of 25,000 photographs taken by the staff of “La Raza” newspaper and magazine.
The research center, which began in 1969, has promoted student activism, civil rights leadership, artistic expression and the power of community. Staff and affiliated faculty have dedicated themselves to research and teaching that makes a difference.
The exhibition, which closes Dec. 20, is free and open to the public and viewable during regular library hours, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.