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The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth

The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth

Antifaz: Forget The Alamo. Yellow Rose, Ángel Rodriguez-Díaz, 
July 2004, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 39 ½  x 60 in., Collection of the artist

Galería Guadalupe

February 23-July 20, 2018

Selected Chicano/a artists are tasked with countering the mainstream myths of the Alamo’s iconic status through their traditional and non-traditional paintings, sculptures, and installation work. The Other Side of the Alamo is curated by art historian, curator and cultural worker, Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D.

The powerful and evocative art works highlight how the Alamo has affected people of color by giving expression to these suppressed narratives. — Cordova

Participating Artists: 

Adan Hernandez

Albert Alvarez

Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz

César Martinez

Daniela Riojas

Deborah Vasquez

Ed Saavedra

Enrique Martinez

Felipe Reyes

Franco Mondini-Ruiz

Guillermo Gomez-Peña

Jenelle Esparza

Jesse Treviño

Kathy Vargas

Kristel Orta-Puente

Laura Varela

Margarita Cabrera

Mari Hernandez

Mel Casas

Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez

Rolando Briseño

Ruben Luna

Rudy Treviño

Veronica Castillo Salas



An opening reception is planned for Friday, February 23, 2018, with related programming including a planned symposium and an accompanying catalog. The reception, programs and exhibition admission are free.

This exhibition is funded in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, and the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Click here to download the exhibition press release.

Galería Guadalupe
723 S. Brazos, San Antonio, TX 78207 | Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Exhibit Extended Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Free Admission
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