April 06, 2022 Amon Carter Museum of American Art to Host ¡Printing the Revolution! Exhibition Celebration
The Museum’s Free Event Will Be Held on Saturday, April 23 from 2–6 p.m. Featuring the Selena Tribute Band, Bidi Bidi Banda
FORT WORTH, TX, April 6, 2022—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) is hosting an exhibition celebration for ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 2 to 6 p.m. Ignite your voice and gather for an afternoon of performances, activities, drinks, and more as we celebrate Chicano graphics from the past 60 years.
The ¡Printing the Revolution! Exhibition Celebration will highlight printmaking, social activism, and the artists in the show through art-making activities, exhibition talks, and exploring the exhibition firsthand. Visitors will have the chance to create their own political postcards, sunprints, and zines; hear from ¡Printing the Revolution! curators and an artist; learn about printmaking and the exhibition; and enjoy live music by DJ Soy Capaz and the Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda.
The celebration will include an Exhibition Talk with the exhibition organizing curator, E. Carmen Ramos, now Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer at the National Gallery of Art, formerly with the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Claudia Zapata, Curatorial Assistant of Latinx Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and artist Ester Hernández. ¡Printing the Revolution! curators and Hernández will discuss the exhibition and how printmaking played a role in major social movements over the last 60 years. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Local vendors will be available offering snacks, drinks, and artisan goods for purchase throughout the day. Vendors include Pan Ector Industries, Lorena Jewelry, Muy Frio Margaritas, and Frio’s Gourmet Pops.
This is a free event, but registration for ¡Printing the Revolution! Exhibition Celebration is required. For more details and to sign up visit cartermuseum.org/printingcelebration.
¡Printing the Revolution! Exhibition Celebration Schedule Highlights
April 23, 2 –6 p.m.
Political Postcard Printmaking
Create a postcard using simple printmaking techniques and support a social justice movement that you care about. Led by Kristen Victorin, a stamp and printmaking artist.
Explore different kinds of zines and talk with local artists to learn about this unique artform that often combines printmaking, drawing, and writing. Then, respond to works of art in the Carter’s collection and make your own zine, led by Carter Community Artist Raul Rodriguez.
Use the power of the sun to make your own graphic or nature-inspired print.
Vendors, Drinks, Food & More
- Pan Ector Industries
- Lorena Jewelry
- Muy Frio Margaritas
- Frio’s Gourmet Pops
- Santos Tacos
- More to come!
Exhibition Talk: ¡Printing the Revolution!
Join the curators and an artist in the ¡Printing the Revolution! exhibition to learn more about the works on view and how printmaking played a role in the civil rights, labor, anti-war, feminist, and LGBTQ+ movements of the last 60 years. Q&A to follow. Panelists: E. Carmen Ramos, Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer at the National Gallery of Art; Claudia Zapata, Curatorial Assistant of Latinx Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and Ester Hernández, artist.
Listen to DJ Soy Capaz spin tunes on the Museum’s Porch.
There's nowhere in the world we'd rather be than dancing and singing along with Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda!
The Rose: A Sense of Place Documentary
Enjoy a screening of this film that depicts the history of the Rose Marine Theater, which is the historical building that Artes de la Rosa occupies and cares for. Q&A with William Giron, Executive Director of Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts, one of the Carter’s Community Partners.
About the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) is a dynamic cultural resource that provides unique access and insight into the history and future of American creativity through its expansive exhibitions and programming. The Carter’s preeminent collection includes masterworks by legendary American artists such as Ruth Asawa, Alexander Calder, Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Robert Duncanson, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and John Singer Sargent, as well as one of the country’s foremost repositories of American photography. In addition to its innovative exhibition program and engagement with artists working today, the Museum’s premier primary research collection and leading conservation program make it a must-see destination for art lovers and scholars of all ages nationwide. Admission is always free. To learn more about the Carter, visit cartermuseum.org.