The City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture is inviting the community to explore two new exhibits at Centro de Artes. Both exhibits are dedicated to telling the story of the Latino experience in the US. This free gallery space is open to the public and is located inside the Historic Market Square. Both exhibits are available to view now through Sunday, June 30.
Ready to dive in? Let’s break down these exhibits.
Are you a Lotería fan? Check out this exhibit created by California artists Mike Alfaro and Gerardo which features a parody of the game including 270 Lotera cards. The artists swapped outdated stereotypes for its modern counterparts such as “La Dama” to “La Feminist” and “El Mundo” becoming “La Student Debt.” You can find this exhibit on the first floor.
Head upstairs to check out artist Efedefroy (Froy Padilla Aragón) display. This exhibit combines pop culture icons of the 1908’s with figures from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Some examples include include pieces like Frida Kahlo depicted as Holly Golightly from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Mark Hamill with Mexican actress Maria Felix as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia from “Star Wars.”
Fun fact: This is the first time Efedefroy’s work is on display in the US.
Ready to see them in person? Swing by the gallery Wednesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday + Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.