Adelante Comunidad: Graphic Arts by the Stanford Chicanx & Latinx Community
Adelante Comunidad opens this week in the East Wing of Green Library, Stanford University. The exhibit, which draws on posters and other materials from the collections of the Stanford University Archives, highlights over four decades of graphic arts produced by the Stanford Chicanx and Latinx community. Many of the posters were transferred from El Centro Chicano y Latino earlier this year, and highlight educational events and speaking series sponsored by El Centro Chicano y Latino and Stanford MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán).
The artwork of Chicano poet and artist José Antonio "Tony" Burciaga (1940-1996), who served as a resident fellow at Casa Zapata from 1985-1994 along with his wife Cecilia, is prominently featured (During her time at Stanford, Cecilia also served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Assistant to the President as Director of the Office of Chicano Affairs, and was very active in the formation of El Centro Chicano). Tony Burciaga's most well-known mural, the critically-acclaimed "Last Supper of Chicano Heroes," is still on display in the Casa Zapata dining hall. It is represented in this exhibit via a signed reproduction, and also appears in a video installation narrated by Burciaga that depicts a walkthrough of Casa Zapata murals.