Camas para Sueños

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Camas para Sueños

Artist
Carmen Lomas Garza, born Kingsville, TX 1948
Exhibition Label
Lomas Garza’s folk-styled works document the lives of Mexican Americans and often portray memories of her own family in South Texas. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams) the artist and her sister sit on their roof dreaming of becoming artists, while their mother below maintains a traditional home. Lomas Garza’s deceptively straightforward images offer uncommon glimpses of American daily life as it unfolds in many Chicano communities.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Copyright
© 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza
1985
Object number
1995.94
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Painting
Medium
gouache on paper
Dimensions
sheet: 28 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (71.4 x 52.1 cm) sight: 23 x 17 1/2 in. (58.4 x 44.3 cm)
Department
Graphic Arts
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\time\night
Figure group\female
State of being\phenomenon\dream
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house
Architecture Exterior\domestic\bedroom
Record ID
saam_1995.94
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7d2f52f66-fc04-4639-b12f-0e680c461964

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