The Arturo Madrid Lectures on Chicana Arts will be delivered by Denise Chavez and Cherríe Moraga as the opening and closing plenaries with presentations by Marisela Barrera, Vicky Grise, Maria A. Ibarra, and Ruby Nelda Pérez at a one-day symposium titled Chicana Theater: Then and Now scheduled to take place on March 1, 2019.
The Madrid Fund for Latin@ Artists has as its purpose to celebrate, promote and make available to the Trinity University and San Antonio communities the rich and varied artistic production of Latin@ artists. The creations of Latin@ artists serve as catchments of memory, as reminders of the range and depth of human emotion and thought, and as markers of beliefs, hopes, and dreams. They are the product of the long-lived and complex cultural heritage and historical experience of the Latin@ communities of the United States.
The soul of that cultural heritage and historical experience is given body via art in all its forms: in historical lullabies, ballads and boleros as well as in contemporary musical forms; in the narrative and poetic expression utilized by our ancestors as well as in the stories, novels and poetry of our present-day writers; in the traditional arts that so distinctively mark our artistic legacy as well as in modern-day murals, paintings, and sculpture; in traditional performances, whether the dance of the matachines or el teatro de carpa, as well as in contemporary dance, theater, and performance.
The Madrid Fund for Latin@ Artists was made possible by a grant to Trinity University by the Belo Corporation in honor of Arturo Madrid, Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities (1993-2017), who served on the Belo Board of Trustees; the fund has since been augmented via contributions from Antonia I. Castañeda and Arturo Madrid.
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
William Knox Holt Center Dining Room
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212
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