The work of Wright Institute Alumna Amalia Mesa-Bains is being showcased at El Museo Del Barrio in New York in an exhibition called "Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory."

"Born in 1943 to a Mexican immigrant family, Mesa-Bains has been a leading figure in Chicanx art for nearly half a century. Her practice explores intersectional feminist themes, environmentally centered spirituality, and cultural diversity to counter the racist and gendered erasures of colonial repression. On view May 2 to August 11, 2024, the exhibition features over 40 works including the artist’s large-scale altar installations, as well as prints, artist books, and codices. Anchored by the multi-chapter “Venus Envy” series, Archaeology of Memory is a rare opportunity to view three decades of Mesa-Bains’s genre-defying artworks, many of which are on display together for the first time."

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