'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

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Ask Luis Garza how the La Raza exhibition came to be at The Autry Museum of the American West , and he raises his palms, eyes heavenward: "Karma," he says. "Fate. Serendipity. The gods have chosen to align us at this moment in time." Garza, who co-curated the exhibition with Amy Scott, is being a little dramatic, but he's not wrong. The country has finally started paying attention to Latino culture. Planning for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA , a huge, international group of shows focusing on Latin American culture in the Americas and in Los Angeles, was underway, spearheaded by the powerful Getty Museum. And at about the same time, Garza and others had begun to review thousands and thousands of photographs taken during the Chicano Rights...

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