Latin American/Latinx/Chicanx

Art History

Aguirre, Robert D. Informal Empire : Mexico and Central America in Victorian Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005.

Andrade, Oswald de. “Anthropophagite Manifesto.” In Readings in Latin American Modern Art, edited by Patrick Frank, 28–30. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Bailey, Gauvin A. “Asia in the Arts of Colonial Latin America,” The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006, 57–69.

Beardsley, John, and Jane Livingston. Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters & Sculptors. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1987.

Brenner, Anita. Idols Behind Altars: Modern Mexican Art and its Cultural Roots. New York: Hartcourt, Brace and Company, 1929.

Brienen, Rebecca Parker. Visions of Savage Paradise: Albert Eckhout, Court Painter in Colonial Dutch Brazil. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006.

Campbell, Bruce. “An Unauthorized History of Post-Mexican School Muralism.” In Mexican Muralism: A Critical History, edited by Alejandro Anreus, Leonard Folgarait, and Robin Adèle Greeley, 263–279. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.

Cancel, Luis R. The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920–1970: Essays. New York: Bronx Museum of the Arts in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1988.

Cameron, Alison. “Buenos Vecinos: African-American Printmaking and the Taller de Gráfica Popular.” Print Quarterly 16:4 (1999): 353–67.

Carr, Dennis, ed. Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia. Boston: MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015.

Carrera, Magali Marie. Imagining Identity in New Spain: Race, Lineage, and the Colonial Body in Portraiture and Casta Paintings. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Chavoya, C. Ondine, and Rita González. Asco: Elite of the Obscure: A Retrospective, 1972–1987. Exh. cat. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2011; Williamstown: Williams College Museum of Art; Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011.

Coffey, Mary K. “The ‘Mexican Problem’: Nation and ‘Native’ in Mexican Muralism and Cultural Discourse.” In The Social and the Real: Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Alejandro Anreus, Diana L. Linden, and Jonathan Weinberg. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.

Colburn, Bolton T, Margarita Nieto. Across the Street: Self-Help Graphics and Chicano Art in Los Angeles. Laguna Beach: Laguna Art Museum, 1995.

Cordero Reiman, Karen. “Constructing a Modern Mexican Art, 1910–1940,” In South of the Border: Mexico in the American Imagination, 1917–1947, edited by James Oles. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Cuevas, José Luis. “The Cactus Curtain.” Evergreen Review 2, no. 7 (1959): 11–20.

Cummins, Thomas B.F. “Casta Paintings.” In The Image of The Black in Western Art: From the “Age of Discovery” to the Age of Abolition, III, edited by David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 246–258. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2011.

Day, Holliday T., and Hollister Sturges. Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920–1987. Indianapolis: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1987.

Dean, Carolyn, and Dana Leibsohn. “Hybridity and Its Discontents: Considering Visual Culture in Colonial Spanish America.” Colonial Latin American Review 12, no. 1 (2003): 5–35.

Falconi, José Luis. “No Me Token; or, How to Make Sure We Never Lose the * Completely.” Guggenheim Blogs. October 30, 2013. https://www.guggenheim.org/blogs/map/no-me-token-or-how-to-make-sure-we-%20never-lose-the-completely/

Fusco, Coco. English Is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas. New York: New Press; Distributed by W.W. Norton, 1995.

Fusco, Coco. Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Fusco, Coco.“The Unbearable Weightiness of Beings: Art in Mexico after NAFTA.” In The Bodies That Were Not Ours and Other Writings, 61–77. London: Routledge, 2001.

Fusco, Coco. Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba. London: Tate Publishing, 2015.

Gaspar de Alba, Alicia. Chicano Art Inside/Outside the Master’s House: Cultural Politics and the CARA Exhibition. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998.

Goldman, Shifra. “Homogenizing Hispanic Art.” New Art Examiner 15, no.1 (1987): 30–33.

Goldman, Shifra.“Chicano Art” (1974). Reprinted in Resisting Categories: Latin American And/or Latino?, edited by Melina Kervandjian and Héctor Olea, 634–637. Houston: Museum Fine Arts Houston, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, 2012.

González, Jennifer. “Pepón Osorio: No Limits.” In Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art, 164–202. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.

González, Rita, Howard N. Fox, and Chon A. Noriega. Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.

Greet, Michele, Beyond National Identity: Pictorial Indigenism as a Modernist Strategy in Andean Art, 1920–1960. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.

Griswold del Castillo, Richard, Teresa McKenna, and Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano. Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965–1985. Los Angeles: Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.

Gunckel, Colin, ed. Self Help Graphics & Art: Art in the Heart of East Los Angeles. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2014.

Hedrick, Tace, Mestizo Modernism: Race, Nation, and Identity in Latin American Culture, 1900–1940. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Helland, Janice, “Aztec Imagery in Frida Kahlo’s Paintings.” Woman’s Art Journal (1991): 8–13.

Indych-López, Anna. Muralism without Walls: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the United States, 1927–1940. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

Katzew, Ilona. Casta Painting: Images of Race in Eighteenth-Century Mexico. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Keller, Gary D., Mary Erickson, Pat Villeneuve, Melanie Magisos, and Craig Smith. Chicano Art for Our Millennium: Collected Works from the Arizona State University Community. Tempe: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 2004.

Kennicott, Philip. “Art Review: ‘Our America’ at the Smithsonian,” The Washington Post, October 25, 2013.

Kennicott, Philip. “Alex Rivera, Philip Kennicott debate Washington Post review of ‘Our America’.” The Washington Post. November 1, 2013.

Latorre, Guisela. “Icons of Love and Devotion: Alma López’s Art.” Feminist Studies 34, no. 1/2 (2008): 131–150.

Lee, Anthony W. Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco’s Public Murals. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Lee, Anthony W.“Workers and Painters: Social Realism and Race in Diego Rivera’s Detroit Murals.” In The Social and the Real: Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere. State College: Penn State University Press, 2007.

LeFalle-Collins, Lizzetta, and Shifra M. Goldman. In the Spirit of Resistance: African-American Modernists and the Mexican Muralist School. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1996.

Liebsohn, Dana. “Colony and Cartography: Shifting Signs on Indigenous Maps of New Spain.” In Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America, 1450–1650, edited by Claire Farago, 182–265. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Lindauer, Margaret A. Devouring Frida the Art History and Popular Celebrity of Frida Kahlo. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1999.

Mesa-Bains, Amalia. “Domesticana: the Sensibility of Chicana Rasquache.” Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 24, no. 2 (1999): 157–167.

McCaughan, Edward J. “Queer Subversions in Mexican and Chicana/o Art Activism.” Agenda 28, no.4 (2014): 108–117.

McFarland, Pancho. The Chican@ Hip Hop Nation Politics of a New Millennial Mestizaje. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013.

Mosquera, Gerardo. “Modernism from Afro-America: Wifredo Lam,” In Beyond the Fantastic: Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America, 121–132. London; Cambridge: The Institute of International Visual Arts; The MIT Press, 1996.

Noriega, Chon A. “Against the Archive: Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s Destructivist Cinema.” Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquiry, no. 22 (2009): 16–26.

Noriega, Chon A. and Holly Barnet-Sánchez. Just Another Poster?: Chicano Graphic Arts in California = Sólo un cartel más?: Artes Gráficas Chicanas en California. Santa Barbara: University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001.

Orozco, José Clemente, “New World, New Races, New Art” (1926). Reprinted in Resisting Categories: Latin American And/or Latino?, edited by Melina Kervandjian and Héctor Olea, 366–67. Houston: Museum Fine Arts Houston, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, 2012.

Paternosto, César. The Stone and the Thread: Andean Roots of Abstract Art. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.

Peck, Amelia, and Amy Elizabeth Bogansky, Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800. New York; New Haven: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Distributed by Yale University Press, 2013.

Ramírez, Mari Carmen. “Beyond ‘The Fantastic’: Framing Identity in U. S. Exhibitions of Latin American Art.” Art Journal 51, no. 4 (1992): 60–68.

Ramírez, Mari Carmen, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Héctor Olea, María C. Gaztambide, and Melina Kervandjian. Resisting Categories: Latin American and/or Latino? Houston: Museum Fine Arts Houston, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, 2012.

Ramos, E. Carmen. Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum; London: D Giles Limited, 2014.

Ramos, Iván A. “Spic(y) Appropriations: The Gustatory Aesthetics of Xandra Ibarra (aka La Chica Boom).” Art and Architecture of the Americas 12 (2016): 1–18.

Roulet, Laura. “Ana Mendieta and Carl Andre: Duet of Leaf and Stone.” Art Journal 63, no. 3 (2004): 80- 101.

San Juan, Rose Marie. “The Transformation of the Rió de la Plata and Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers in Rome,” Representations 118, no. 1 (2012): 72–102.

Safa, Helen Icken. “Challenging Mestizaje: A Gender Perspective on Indigenous and Afrodescendant Movements in Latin America.” Critique of Anthropology 25, no. 3 (2005): 307–330.

Safa, Helen Icken. “Syncretism and Syntax in the Art of Wifredo Lam,” in Readings in Latin American Modern Art, edited by Patrick Frank, 91–99. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Sullivan, Edward J., ed. Brazil: Body & Soul. New York, N.Y.: Guggenheim Museum, 2001.

Sullivan, Edward J. “The Black Hand: Notes on the African Presence in the Visual Arts of Brazil and the Caribbean.” In The Arts in Latin America, 1492–1820, 39–56. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

Sullivan, Edward J. “Art of the Fantastic: Latin America, 1920–1987 by Holiday T. Day, Hollister Sturges.” Art Journal 47, no. 4 (1988): 376–379.

Sullivan, Edward J. Latin American Art in the Twentieth Century. London: Phaidon Press, 1996.

Tompkins Rivas, Pilar. Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center. Los Angeles: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, 2011.

Torres-García, Joaquín. “Lesson 132: The American Man and the Art of the Americas,” (1941). Reprinted in Resisting Categories: Latin American And/or Latino?, edited by Melina Kervandjian and Héctor Olea, 367–372. Houston: Museum Fine Arts Houston, International Center for the Arts of the Americas, 2012.

Torres-García, Joaquín. “The New Art of America,” (1942). Reprinted in Readings in Latin American Modern Art, edited by Patrick Frank, 135–141. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Oiticica, Hélio. “Tropicália: March 4, 1968.” Reprinted in Readings in Latin American Modern Art, edited by Patrick Frank, 177–179. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Yau, John. “Please Wait by the Coatroom. Wifredo Lam in MoMA.” Arts Magazine 63, no. 4 (1988): 58–59.

Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás. “Post-Movimiento: The Contemporary (Re)Generation of Chicano/a Art.” In A Companion to Latino/a Studies, edited by Juan Flores and Renato Rosaldo, 289–296. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Zamudio-Taylor, Victor. “Chicano Art.” In Latin American Art in the Twentieth Century, edited by Edward J. Sullivan, 316–329. London: Phaidon Press, 1996.

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Cultural and Literary History

Campbell, Bruce. “Empire at Work: Comic Books and Working-Class Counterpublics.” In Viva La Historieta!: Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization, 92–117. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Carpentier, Alejo. The Kingdom of This World. New York: Noonday Press, 1989.

Castro, Daniel. Another Face of Empire: Bartolomé De Las Casas, Indigenous Rights, and Ecclesiastical Imperialism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Chavoya, C. Ondine. “Customized Hybrids: The Art of Ruben Ortiz Torres and Lowriding in Southern California.” CR: The New Centennial Review 4, no. 2 (2004): 141–184.

Dixon, Kwame, and John Burdick. Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012.

Earle, Rebecca. The Return of the Native: Indians and Myth-Making in Spanish America, 1810–1930. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

Fernández Retamar, Roberto. Caliban and Other Essays. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989.

Galeano, Eduardo. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1997.

Klein, Herbert S. and Ben Vinson III. African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus. New York: Knopf, 2005.

Mann, Charles C. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created. New York: Knopf, 2011.

Martínez, María Elena. Genealogical Fictions: Limpeza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2008.

Paz, Octavio, The Labyrinth of Solitude: Life and Thought in Mexico. New York: Grove Press, 1962.

Peterson, Jeanette Favrot, Visualizing Guadalupe: From Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Rigoberta. Menchú. I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. London: Verso, 1984.

Sweet, James H. Domingo Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.

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Race/Racialization

Alonso, Ana María. “Conforming Disconformity: ‘Mestizaje,’ Hybridity, and the Aesthetics of Mexican Nationalism.” Cultural Anthropology : Journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2004.

Berger, Martin Sight Unseen: Whiteness and American Visual Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Cadena, Marisol de la. “Alternative Indigeneities: Conceptual Proposals.” Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 3:3 (November 1, 2008): 341–49.

Cadena, Marisol de la. “Are ‘Mestizos’ Hybrids? The Conceptual Politics of Andean Identities.” Journal of Latin American Studies 37, no. 2 (2005): 259–284.

Cadena, Marisol de la. Earth Beings Ecologies of Practice across Andean Worlds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Cadena, Marisol de la. Indigenous Mestizos The Politics of Race and Culture in Cuzco, Peru, 1919–1991. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

Cadena, Marisol de la.“The Social Origins of Race: Race and Racism in the Americas, Part I,” NACLA Report on the Americas NACLA Report on the Americas 34:6 (2000): 15–46.

Coffey, Mary K. “The ‘Mexican Problem’: Nation and ‘Native’ in Mexican Muralism and Cultural Discourse.”  The Social and the Real: Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Alejandro Anreus, Diana L. Linden, and Jonathan Weinberg.

Crook, Larry, and Randal Johnson, “Black Brazil: Culture, Identity, and Social Mobilization,” UCLA Latin American Studies, 86. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000.

Graham, Richard, Thomas E. Skidmore, Aline Helg, and Alan Knight. The Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870–1940. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990.

Katzew, Ilona and Susan Dean-Smith, eds. Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2009.

Livio, Sansone. Blackness without Ethnicity: Constructing Race in Brazil. New York: Palgrave, 2003.

Moore, Robin, and Robin Moore, Nationalizing Blackness: Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920–1940. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015.

Patton, Pamela Anne. Envisioning Others: Race, Color, and the Visual in Iberia and Latin America. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Poole, Deborah. Vision, Race, and Modernity: A Visual Economy of the Andean Image World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Quijano, Aníbal, “Questioning ‘Race’*” Socialism and Democracy 21, no. 1 (2007): 45–53.

Rappaport, Joanne. The Disappearing Mestizo: Configuring Difference in the Colonial New Kingdom of Granada. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.

Restall, Matthew. Beyond Black and Red: African-native Relations in Colonial Latin America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2005.

Stepan, Nancy. “The Hour of Eugenics”: Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991.

Twinam, Ann. Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Spanish Indies. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2015.

Vasconcelos, José. The Cosmic Race: A Bilingual Edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Wade, Peter. “Rethinking ‘Mestizaje’: Ideology and Lived Experience.” Journal of Latin American Studies 37:2 (2005): 239–57.

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Additional Theoretical Resources

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands: The New Mestiza = La Frontera. San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987.

Anzaldúa, Gloria and Cherríe Moraga. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. New York: Kitchen Table, Women of Color Press, 1983.

García Canclini, Néstor, Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1989.

Muñoz, José E. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Twin Cities: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.

Muñoz, José E. Cruising Utopia. The Here and There of Queer Futurity. New York: NYU Press, 2009.

Noriega, Chon and Chela Sandoval, eds. The Chicano Studies Reader: An Anthology of Aztlan, 1970–2010. Los Angeles: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, 2011.

Ortiz, Fernando, and Harriet De Onis, Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1947.

Quijano, Aníbal. “Coloniality and Modernity/Rationality,” Cultural Studies 21, no. 2–3 (2007): 168–78.

Quijano, Aníbal. “Modernity, Identity, and Utopia in Latin America,” Boundary 2 20, no. 3 (1993): 140–155.

Quijano, Aníbal. “Paradoxes of Modernity in Latin America,” International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 3, no. 2 (1989): 147–177.

Quijano, Aníbal and Michael Ennis,“Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism, and Latin America.” Nepantla: Views from South 1, no. 3 (2000): 533–580.

Sandoval, Chela. Methodology of the Oppressed. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Wynter, Sylvia. “1492: A New World View.” In Race, Discourse, and the Origin of the Americas: A New World View, edited by Vera Lawrence Hyatt, Rex Nettleford. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian, 1995.

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