“When Thinking of Magu: Chicano Art in a Wider Context”


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Jan 8, Thu. 2 p.m.

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100 Years of Art, History & Education 1913-2013

“When Thinking of Magu: Chicano Art in a Wider Context”
A Special Gallery Talk by Chicano art collector and expert, Armando Durón

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2:00 pm at the Ag Museum in Santa Paula
Chicano art collector Armando Durón will discuss his relationship with the late artist Gilbert “Magu” Lujan over the course of several decades, as well as interpreting the artwork of Magu currently on view at the Museum of Ventura County’s Ag Museum in Santa Paula from the Durón Family Collection.

The works on exhibit at the Ag museum– surrounding the colorful full-scale ‘lowrider’ car that belonged to the artist Magu– are a part of the 21st Annual De Colores Art Show created and displayed primarily at the Santa Paula Art Museum. Founded by artist and activist Xavier Montes in 1995, the exhibit celebrates Latino heritage, history, and iconography. The show is a tribute to the legacy of visionary Chicano artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján (1940 – 2011). Magu exhibited his artwork in the De Colores Art Show for many years, and also led workshops for Santa Paula students

This special presentation will facilitate a better understanding of Magu and of Chicano art.

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