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My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County at Chapman University


My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County,” at Chapman University. 

In 2014, Chapman University partnered with the Orange Barrio Historical Society and local artist Higgy Vasquez to restore a 34-year-old mural, El Proletariado de Aztlán, on the exterior of a former apartment complex adjacent to the university. The mural was originally painted in 1979 by Higgy’s father, Emigdio Vasquez, a prolific artist who painted 22 public murals in Orange County between 1976 and 2006. Vasquez’ murals celebrated the Chicano cultural movement, depicting local people and places alongside imagery from Mexican and Mexican-American history. For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Chapman’s curatorial team will launch the first comprehensive investigation of these local murals and the communities they identify.

For more information, please go to: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/en/exhibitions/exhibit/view/Emigdio-Vasquez