Latino Art Now! to Showcase 100 Years of Latino Art

The UIC-based Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)—a national consortium of 25 universities' Latino research centers—is set to establish an online Chicago Latino artist directory dating back to the early 1900s. The program, made possible by a $40,000 grant from the Chicago Community Trust, will also support panels and workshops led by Chicago-based artists at Latino Art Now!, the program's national conference, which this year will be held from April 7–9.

"Artists, collectors, curators and scholars will benefit from the website as a valuable research and educational tool," María de los Angeles Torres LAS professor and director of Latin American and Latino Studies at UIC and head of the IUPLR, said of the directory. "The related conference programs offer a platform for local artists to share and discuss contemporary issues and influences around Latino art in urban spaces."

To read more about the IUPLR’s new directory and the Latino Art Now! national conference, as well as hear more from Professor María de los Angeles Torres, visit the full article at the UIC News Center.