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Latino Identity Through Self-Portraits: Fascinating New Exhibit

July 16, 2015

 How would one create a self-portrait? Six Latino artists expressed their thoughts on identity, gender, migration and memories through works including everything from evocative black and white photographs to rags and even chocolate on a canvas.

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is presenting "Portraiture Now: Staging the Self," an exhibition featuring six Latino contemporary artists who explore how identities are constructed through portraiture, on view at Americas Society in New York City through October 17 and then going on to the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 6, 2015 through March 27, 2016.

The artists, David Antonio Cruz, Carlee Fernandez, María Martínez-Cañas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, and Michael Vasquez, all come from bicultural backgrounds, having either been born in the U.S. or spent most of their lives here....

Read the full art review here.