Eduardo Carrillo: Comunidad de Califas (Online Exhibition)

This virtual exhibition showcases the breadth of Eduardo Carrillo’s work, spanning from his early career after his studies at UCLA, to his later life living in Santa Cruz, comprehensive across oil and watercolor media.

Eduardo Carrillo: Comunidad de Califas is part of the Califas Legacy Project, in collaboration with Museo Eduardo Carrillo, Monterey Museum of Art, Santa Cruz Art League, Moving Parts Press, UC Santa Cruz Special Collections & Archives, and the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences.

About Eduardo Carrillo
Eduardo Carrillo was a beloved friend, artist, and active member of the Santa Cruz community. Before his passing in 1997, Carrillo worked as a professor of art at UC Santa Cruz, bringing spirit to every studio and inspiring the budding artists he worked with. He believed in merging traditional techniques with contemporary flair in his own work and his teachings–forming this artistic praxis of Califas: two worlds brought together by envisioning a richly transcultural and equitable future.

The Califas Legacy Project is a multi-year, multi-media, collaborative endeavor launched by Museo Eduardo Carrillo in Santa Cruz to document the legacy of this region’s Chicano/a cultural treasures. The project found its roots in a 1982 UC Santa Cruz conference organized by the late Eduardo Carrillo, Juventino Esparza, Tomas Ybarra Frausto, and Philip Brookman, which brought together innovative Chicano artists, intellectuals, and visionaries, titled “Califas: Chicano art and culture in California.”
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FREE and open to the public
Sesnon Gallery Virtual Exhibition Dates: February 3–April 3, 2021

Image credit: Carrillo, Eduardo. Three Women of Tepeyac (detail). Oil on Canvas. 1993.

Saturday, April 3

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Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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