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‘Los Four’ Artist Celebrated at Vincent Price Art Museum

Carlos Almaraz painted murals for civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and helped found the Los Four artists collective. The pioneering Chicano movement artist is the subject of a retrospective opening this Saturday, Aug. 25 at East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Art Museum and running through Dec. 8, 2012.


Color photograph of Carlos Almaraz, mid 1980s.

“Carlos Almaraz: A Life Recalled” celebrates Almaraz’s life, tracing it from his early years in Mexico and childhood in East Los Angeles to his awakening and participation in the Chicano Movement, and to his death in 1989 due to complications of AIDs. The show is curated by museum director Karen Rapp along with close friends Dan Guerrero and Elsa Flores Almarez.

The gallery show will be accompanied by a schedule of events, including a reception on Sept. 8, from 6-8pm; two stage performances of “Gaytino” a play by Guerrero on Oct. 4 and 6; and two panel talks, one on Nov. 10 and another on Dec. 1. For details about the events, visitvincentpriceartmuseum.org/exhibitions/archived/year-2012/carlos-almaraz-a-life-recalled/