Chicano art is the featured topic of the next general membership meeting of the Sacramento County Historical Society.
In the 1950s a vibrant Mexican American community developed in the Alkali Flat and Washington neighborhoods. Public murals created in the 1960s and 70s document the urban change and the close connection between art and the greater civil rights movement. Art historian Ella Diaz will discuss the historical significance of particular artworks housed at the Washington Neighborhood Center and other sites in the area.
Dr. Diaz is a Visiting Lecturer in The School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her research focuses on Hispanic/Chicano identity and history as expressed in visual and literary art.
What: Dr. Ella Diaz: Public Art and Urban Change in the Alkali Flats & Washington Neighborhoods
Where: Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Building, 5380 Elvas Ave., Sacramento. Directions.
When: May 24, 7-9 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Information: 916-443- 6265 or email
PHOTO CREDIT: Artist Esteban Villa restores a a mural he and his students painted in the Washington Neighborhood Center in 1971. 1997 Sacramento Bee photograph by Jose Luis Villegas.