Franklin Curating Book on Latin Art in Minnesota | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Franklin Curating Book on Latin Art in Minnesota

March 02, 2022
Painting of flowers in black, with a bright pink background ; Luis Fitch
Luis Fitch

Faculty member Willian G. Franklin embarks on a project to publish an innovative 2023 book, Latin Art in Minnesota.

Franklin's project has received the support of the Minnesota Historical Society Legacy Grant. Latin Art in Minnesota will bring to life a high-quality title documenting and highlighting some of the most thriving Latin art in Minnesota today. This book will be the first sampler of this genre ever published in Minnesota, featuring generous representation of Minnesota Latin art and offering an appealing visual experience in which the medium will be very much part of the message.

The book will consist of a curated selection of images accompanied by transcribed interviews with twelve artists, including faculty member Alondra Marisol Garza and Xavier Tavera ’14. The interview format will offer the reader a more intimate and direct connection with the artists. The interviews will be conducted by other community artists, curators and people involved in the Minnesota Latin Art Scene.

Update 2/23/22: Latin Art in Minnesota was also recently featured in an article published by Minnesota Public Radio News speaking on the variety of Latino art in Minnesota.

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