RAFFMA to highlight Chicano muralists


Highland Community News — Photographs by Elliott Barkan of murals painted by the first generation of Chicano muralists is the new exhibit coming to RAFFMA, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino through May 25.

HighlandCNIn 1968, Barkan, a professor emeritus in history at CSUSB, relocated from the east coast to Southern California amid the Civil Rights revolution and a newly discovered militancy among segments of Mexican-Americans. In that tumult, they began redefining themselves as “Chicanos.” Barkan’s intellectual curiosity in what was happening, especially in schools and colleges, slowly turned into a scholarly pursuit of the emerging Chicano public art.

The article was published Feb. 7, 2013.

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