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Change = Action/Time: Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art

January 9, 2021, 10:00 am5:00 pm


Join Latinx and Chicanx artists and scholars including MacArthur Fellow Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D., renowned collector Armando Durón, and internationally recognized Chicana artist Dr. Judith F. Baca  for personal accounts, live Q & A, and a live panel discussion with presenters, moderated by Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D. MMA is also proud to welcome United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera as the invocation speaker for this year’s Art of the State Symposium. The Symposium coincides with the Califas exhibition opening January 8, in partnership with Museo Eduardo Carrillo. Califas artists will host the morning discussion about generational experiences and activism in and around the Monterey Bay Crescent. MMA will also host local musicians, actors, and spoken word performances during breaks and transitions. 

Thank you to our sponsors House of 8 Media and Museo Eduardo Carrillo

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This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

Este proyecto fue posible con el apoyo de California Humanities, un asociado sin fines de lucro del National Endowment for the Humanities. Visite www.calhum.org.



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Symposium Schedule

Morning Session

10:00-10:15 – Welcome 

Corey Madden, Interim Director, Monterey Museum of Art
Land Acknowledgement by DeLanna Studi, Artistic Director, Native Voices at the Autry Museum of the American West


Juan Felipe Hererra, US Poet Laureate

10:30-11:30Panel Discussion 

Califas Artists (see program Biographies)

11:30-12:00Q & A

12:00-12:50Break for Lunch/Performances

Afternoon Session 1

12:50-1:00Afternoon Welcome


Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D.


Victor Payan & Pocha Peña 

1:40-2:00 – Q & A Session 1


Afternoon Session 2


Dr. Judith F. Baca


Kathleen Gallegos


Armando Duró

3:00-3:30 – Q & A Session 2



3:40-4:30Panel Discussion 

Moderated by Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D.

4:30-4:55Q & A

4:55-5:00Closing Comments

Participating Speakers and Panelists

Land Acknowledgement 

DeLanna Studi, Artistic Director, Native Voices at the Autry Museum of the American West


Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet Laureate

Image: Califas Legacy Project, Victor Cervantes and Irene O’Connell