The Mexican Museum’s Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio is a national traveling showcase of contemporary works by some of today’s most innovative Mexican and Mexican-American artists selected by Tere Romo, curator of exhibitions at The Mexican Museum based in San Francisco.
Of the 17 Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio artists, eight are California-based. Highlights in the collection include Los Angeles’s own Camille Rose Garcia’s All Hail the Reindeer Army, a satirical interpretation of modern-day cartoons; local artist Arturo Romo’s Vast Arcade Los Angeles, a multi-faceted commentary on the complexity and beauty of the urban landscape; and Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s La Mojado, a delicate, porcelain teacup accented with cookies that look good enough to eat.
Following its showing at LACE, Nuevo Arte: Colección Tequila Don Julio will be gifted to The Mexican Museum to augment the museum’s permanent collection with artists whom are not currently represented. This exhibition previously showed at White Box in New York City, New World Museum in Houston, and the Aldo Castillo Gallery in Chicago.
Download the Nuevo Arte press release.