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First Friday + Opening Celebration | Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

You are invited to join the opening celebration of Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist. Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist is the first solo museum presentation of the work of Yolanda López, the pathbreaking Chicana artist and activist whose career in California spanned five decades.
Free admission for everyone after 6pm. Visitors at First Fridays can enjoy a lounge-like atmosphere with open galleries. The Museum Store is also open late. Late-night bites and cash bar at El Cafecito, by Mezcal.
About the Exhibition
Yolanda López: Portrait of the Artist is the first solo museum presentation of the work of Yolanda López, the pathbreaking Chicana artist and activist whose career in California spanned five decades. The exhibition presents a compendium of López’s work from the 1970s and 1980s, when she created an influential body of paintings, drawings, and collages that investigate and reimagine representations of women within Chicano/a/x culture and society at large.
Image: Yolanda López, Runner: On My Own! from the series “¿A Dónde Vas, Chicana? Getting through College,” 1977, Oil and acrylic on paper, 60 x 106 inches. Courtesy of the Yolanda López Legacy Trust.

Venue

The San José Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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