• March 4, 2018, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Art Design Chicago Storytelling Series

Featuring: National Museum of Mexican Art Curator Cesáreo Moreno and Artist Errol Ortiz

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Drawing Room Library

12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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In alignment with the National Museum of Mexican Art’s exhibition, Arte Diseño Xicágo: Mexican Inspiration from the World's Columbian Exposition to the Civil Rights Era, opening March 23, curator Cesáreo Moreno talks with artist Errol Ortiz about the experiences of Chicago’s Mexican-American artists and designers and their contributions to the city’s reputation as a hub of creative production.

Cesáreo Moreno is the Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art. As curator of Arte Diseño Xicágo, Cesáreo is shedding new light on early artistic involvement of Mexican travelers and immigrants to Chicago.

Artist Errol Ortiz is a Chicago native affiliated with the Chicago Imagists, a group of artists who emerged in the late 1960s with an expressive style of figurative painting. An integral member of this city’s art scene to this day, his iconic puzzle-like paintings are influenced by mass media and popular culture.


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