Lo Romantico: Chicago's Latino/a Art

Exhibition Dates: April 7 - May 5, 2006

Columbia College and the Glass Curtain Gallery are proud to present Lo Romántico: Chicago's Latino/a Art. Curated by Jesus Macarena-Avila, cofounder of Polvo, the exhibition features works by emerging artists from the Latino/a arts community of Chicago.

Lo Romántico, or "the romantic," refers to a practice of immigrants who romanticize their heritage due to cultural displacement or nostalgia. Ranging from comical manipulations to specific cultural examinations, the exhibit explores and challenges Latino/a "high" and "lo" art aesthetics through a wide range of media.

This exhibit will run in conjunction with the International Latino Center of Chicago's 2006 Latino Film Festival. Columbia's Latino Cultural Affairs Office will also present a series of panel discussions and lectures. For more information call Ana Maria Soto at 312.344.7812