Cultivating Creativity

Line drawing from El Malcriado
From the January 1970 issue of El Malcriado

Online Exhibit

Farm workers and the world of art? It may not seem to be a natural pairing, yet the migrant farm workers’ movement of the 1960s and 1970s generated artistic symbols of such iconic power that they not only fixed a small struggling union’s (the United Farm Workers) plight in the American public consciousness, but also helped launch a new style of Chicano art. "La Causa" cultivated new styles of artistic expression by artists sympathetic to the struggles of people who had been marginalized. This creative outpouring ranged from indigenous folk art generated at the time by those in the movement -- theater, poster art, and biting political cartoons -- to fine art expressions in painting and photography.

Spotlight Exhibit Monday, January 01, 2007