Lecture: Luis Cruz Azaceta and Critical Pop
Dr. Teresa Eckmann discusses artist Luis Cruz Azaceta and his iconic painting Ji Ji Ji Express featured in Pop América, 1965–1975. Cruz Azaceta fled Cuba in 1960 after witnessing the abuses of the Batista regime and then the upheaval of the Cuban Revolution. Arriving in New York, he experienced the fast-paced and sometimes brutal city with its tenement buildings and subways.
Dr. Eckmann, Associate Professor of Contemporary Latin American art at the University of Texas at San Antonio, introduces the work of Cruz Azaceta and provides a context for his early, break-through art.
Free and open to the public. General admission on Thursday evenings is free from 4–9 pm courtesy of HEB. Optional $10 special exhibition fee applies for Pop América during this time.
This lecture is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.