Location: Hayden Library, Lower Concourse / Entrance Level
Hayden Library, Luhrs Gallery / 4th Floor
Interdisciplinary B, School of Transborder Studies
Available: July 26th, 2012 – September 30th, 2012
Description: The Chicano/a Research Collection, Archives and Special Collections is highlighting the following archival collections: Xico, Inc. Records, 1975-2007 and Movimiento Artistico Del Rio Salado (MARS) Records, 1978-1990. These collections document the history of Chicano/a artistic expression in Arizona.
Xico, Inc. Records, 1975-2007
In 1975, Xico, Arte Y Cultura (previously known as Xico, Inc and Xicanindio Artes) was created by local Chicano/a artists and activists. Their main goal was to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Chicano/a and indigenous culture through community based arts programs. Today, Xico, Arte Y Cultura is well known for their Dia de los Muertos Festivals, Youth Workshops, and Printmaking Workshops.
Movimiento Artistico Del Rio Salado (MARS) Records, 1978-1990
In 1978, MARS was formed by a unique group of Chicano/a and Native American artists during the First Annual Floricanto Culture Week. Their mission was to establish a gallery space for underrepresented artists in the Southwest and to increase opportunities for Chicano/a artists. By1981, their gallery was established in central Phoenix and run by local artists. MARS programs consisted of exhibitions, visiting artist’s series, and artistic workshops. One of their popular exhibitions was La Phoeniqueria, an annual local artist’s show.
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