• Juan Carlos Quintana, Celebrating Hubris With Hijinx . 2017. Ink and acrylic on canvas paper, 108 x 80 in. Crocker Art Museum purchase with funds provided by Loren G. Lipson, M.D. and the Michael Himovitz Fund, 2018.33.2 © Juan Carlos Quintana
    Arte Extraordinario
    Recent Acquisitions
    December 16, 2018 — March 24, 2019

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Date Farmers (Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez), Panther Yellow. 2008. Mixed media on metal panel, 24 x 30 in. Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D. © Date Farmers.

About the exhibition

Arte Extraordinario showcases work by a diverse group of artists, all of whom share a heritage associated with Spanish-speaking cultures in the Americas. Some of these artists may identify as Latinx, an alternative gender-neutral term for Latina or Latino that is quickly becoming more popular, especially among a younger demographic. The exhibition covers a range of genres from figuration to landscape to abstraction, as well as a variety of themes including politics, activism, humor, family, and religion. Many of the featured artists have roots in California and several are nationally or internationally recognized for works that challenge, critique, innovate, or inspire. Thanks to the generosity of multiple donors, all of the artworks are recent acquisitions or promised gifts that will remain part of the Crocker’s permanent collection.

Read more on our blog, the Oculus.

La exposición, Arte Extraordinario exhibe el trabajo de un grupo diverso de artistas los cuales comparten una herencia asociada con las culturas de habla hispana en Latinoamérica. Algunos de estos artistas se identifican como Latinx, un término alternativo de género neutro para latinas o latinos que se está volviendo cada vez más popular, especialmente entre los grupos demográficos más jóvenes. La exposición abarca una gama de géneros que extiende desde arte figurativo hasta pintura de paisaje y arte abstracto, así como una variedad de temas que incluyen la política, el activismo, el humor, la familia y la religión. Muchos de los artistas destacados tienen raíces en California y varios son reconocidos nacional o internacionalmente por obras que desafían, critican, innovan o inspiran. Gracias a la generosidad de múltiples donantes, todas las obras de arte son adquisiciones recientes o regalos prometidos que seguirán formando parte de la colección permanente del Museo Crocker.

Lea más en nuestro blog, el Oculus.

CSUS Student Responses

The Crocker Art Museum collaborated with students at California State University, Sacramento to develop responses to artworks in the Arte Extraordinario: Recent Acquisitions exhibition. Read the responses here.

Respuestas de Estudiantes de CSUS

El Museo de Arte Crocker colaboró con estudiantes de la Universidad Estatal de California en Sacramento para desarrollar respuestas a las obras de arte en la exposición Arte Extraordinario: Adquisiciones Recientes. Lee las respuestas aquí.

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