The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, directed by Professor Chon N. Noriega, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will support the implementation of “HOME—So Different, So Appealing,” an exhibition the center is organizing as part of the Getty Foundation’s “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” initiative.
The exhibition will explore how contemporary U.S. Latino and Latin American artists explore the concept of “home.” It will open in June 2017 at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The exhibition will then travel to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), among other anticipated venues.
“HOME” is co-curated by Noriega, on faculty in the UCLA Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media; Mari Carmen Ramirez, the MFAH Wortham Curator of Latin American Art; and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, coordinator of curatorial initiatives at LACMA.
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts supports the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual art, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature.