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Castas Engravings

Casta paintings and engravings became popular at the beginning of the 18th century. They were often commissioned for export to Spain to depict and classify the miscegenation of groups in the Mexico. While information such as diet, clothing, daily life and customs were included, the engravings included reinforced the...

“A Plaza In Texas In The 1930’s”

This painting, titled “A Plaza in Texas in the 1930s” by Chicana artist Carmen Lomas Garza, depicts every day events in the lives of Mexican-Americans. Her paintings are based on her memories and experiences of growing up in South Texas. Carmen Lomas Garza was born in Kingsville, Texas in...

Struggles for Inclusion Exhibit

The Tejano experience includes working to create a more just society, and among these struggles education has been a major battleground. In front of you is a classroom inspired by the Mathis Mexican Ward School, one of many segregated schools for Mexican American children that existed in Texas. In...

AFL-CIO Union Lapel Pin

This lapel pin was created by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations as well as the Union Label and Service Trades Department in support of a workers strike against Farah Manufacturing Company during the mid-1970s. The Farah Manufacturing Company was founded and owned by a...

Maria Antonietta Berriozabal Lapel Pin

This lapel pin is from Maria A. Berriozabal’s campaign for mayor of San Antonio, Texas in 1991. Berriozabal was the first Mexican American woman to serve on the city council of a major U.S. city. She served as representative of San Antonio’s District 1 from 1981-91. Her bid for...