This exhibition showcases artworks by seventeen artists who represent the diverse range of creative voices within the Latino community. Drawn primarily from the Nevada Museum of Art permanent collection, it highlights works on paper from the earliest years of the twentieth century to the present and touches on complex subjects and issues that continue to inspire dialogue and debate within—as well as beyond—the Latino community.
Although it is impossible to thoroughly survey the history of Latino art in a single exhibition, the artists in Voces Latinas explore a range of themes that have long been important within Latino culture. The exhibition provides a glimpse into early prints by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco that stress the traditional importance of religion and the family. Also included are commentaries on the 1960s Chicano movement by such artists as Frank Romero, and works by contemporary artists who draw on the rich traditions of Modernism, Symbolism, and Magical Realism. The exhibition celebrates the varied mosaic of individual voices within a community that continues to redefine itself.