Chicano art and chicana art


Generally refers to the culture of Mexican-Americans, and is part of Latino and Latina art. Use of these terms is problematic because while in some regions of the American Southwest they suggest ethnic pride, in others they may be felt to be derogatory. Alternative terms might include Latin American art, Hispanic art, and Hispanic-American art.Examples: Carlos Cortez (American, 1923-), De la tierra somos !no somos ilegales!, 1984, linoleum cut in black on paper, 36 x 24 1/4 inches (91.5 x 61.6 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.