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Artist:
Carmen Lomas Garza, born Kingsville, TX 1948  Search this
Medium:
gouache on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 28 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (71.4 x 52.1 cm) sight: 23 x 17 1/2 in. (58.4 x 44.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1985
Exhibition Label:
Lomas Garza’s folk-styled works document the lives of Mexican Americans and often portray memories of her own family in South Texas. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams) the artist and her sister sit on their roof dreaming of becoming artists, while their mother below maintains a traditional home. Lomas Garza’s deceptively straightforward images offer uncommon glimpses of American daily life as it unfolds in many Chicano communities.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Topic:
Landscape\celestial\moon  Search this
Landscape\time\night  Search this
Figure group\female  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\dream  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\bedroom  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Copyright:
© 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza
Object number:
1995.94
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d2f52f66-fc04-4639-b12f-0e680c461964
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1995.94