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Estampas De La Raza: Prints For The People

Mexican-American and Latino printmaking has strong roots in political activism. In the sixties, printmaking was used primarily to make posters, graphics and cartoons that would convey political messages and assist with community organizing. 

Over time, Mexican-American and Chicano/a artists began to produce prints addressing social, political, and economic themes that were recognized as contemporary art. Estampas de la raza/Prints For The People at The North Carolina Museum of Art features 61 works of contemporary Mexican-American and Latino artists from 1984-2011. Host Frank Stasio talks with Jennifer Dasal, associate curator of contemporary art at the museum; Charlene Villaseñor Black, associate professor of art history and Chicano studies at UCLA; and local printmaker Brian Gonzales.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.