July 16, 1956~ Last show under a “Big Top” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey Circus

Top of the Tent by Esther Bruton

1930 / Drypoint / 8”x6” / Various, including National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Previous July 16 posts:

Summer~ July 16

“Redes” released on July 16, 1936 (Mexico City)

Charles Sheeler: Born July 16, 1883

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/16~

July 9, 1887~ Mexican painter Saturnino Herrán is born

Young Woman with Pumpkin by Saturnino Herrán

1917 / Colored pencils on paper / 22 2/5”x15 1/3”
Andrés Blaisten Collection, University Cultural Center Tlatelolco, Mexico

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Saturnino Herran on artnet.com~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/saturnino-herran/

Previous July 9 posts:

Summer~ July 9

David Hockney: Born July 9, 1937

Artist Birthday Quiz for 7/9~

June 19, 1866~ First documented celebration of Juneteenth

Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

Commissioned for the Texas Centennial Exposition’s Hall of Negro Life,
which was officially dedicated on June 19, 1936, in honor of Juneteenth

1936 / Oil On Canvas / 60”x60” / de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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Previous June 19 posts:

Pride Month~ June 19

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/19~

May 13, 1373~ Julian of Norwich healed of illness after a series of visions

Title page for Revelations of Divine Love from a design by Phoebe Anna Traquair

Julian of Norwich wrote the earliest surviving book in the English language attributed to a woman.
Never beatified, Julian is honored on the unofficial feast day of May 13.

March 1907, London, Methuen and Company / First published July 1901
Written by Julian of Norwich (1342-sometime after 1416),
edited by Grace Harriet Warrack (1855-1932) / Digital edition: archive.org

Previous May 13 post:
Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/13~

May 6, 1935~ FDR establishes the Works Progress Administration

Noah’s Ark Mural by Helen Forbes and Dorothy Puccinelli

1938 / Egg Tempera / 1,200’ expanse / San Francisco Zoo Mother’s Building

Works Progress Administration (WPA) (1935)~
https://livingnewdeal.org/glossary/works-progress-administration-wpa-1935/
The Mothers Building Improvement Project News~
https://sfrecpark.org/hope-for-historic-mothers-building/

Previous May 6 posts:

Love & War~ May 6

Nora Clench~ May 6, 1867-May 17, 1938

Rudolph Valentino: Born May 6, 1895

Kentucky Derby: May 6, 2017

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/6~

Hispanic Artists~September 26

Constructive Cathedral  by  Joaquín Torres-García

1931 / Oil on canvas / 27 3/4”x23” / National Museum of Fine Arts of Argentina, Buenos Aires
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Medea  by  Rodolfo Abularach

1974 / Oil on canvas / 24”x30” / Museum of Republic Bank Art Collection, Bogota, Colombia

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Links to Selected Exhibits and Collections here~ https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/exhibits-and-collections/

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For more information on the artists featured in the slide show:

Judith F. Baca~ http://www.artnews.com/2017/04/19/concrete-history-chicana-muralist-judith-f-baca-goes-from-the-great-wall-to-the-museum-wall/
Daniel Martin Diaz~ http://danielmartindiaz.com/about.php
Carmen Lomas Garza~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/carmen-lomas-garza-6783
Ester Hernandez~ http://artinprint.org/article/ester-hernandez-sun-mad/
Yolanda Lopez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/lopez_y
Soraida Martinez~ https://theartguide.com/artists/soraida-martinez
Manuel Neri~ https://anderson.stanford.edu/programs-exhibitions/manuel-neri-assertion-of-the-figure/
Royal Chicano Air Force~ http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/eng/exhibits2/archive/artists.php?op=view&id=3&media=info
Richard Serra~ https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/richard-serra
Patssi Valdez~ https://americanart.si.edu/artist/patssi-valdez-7289
Emigdio Vasquez~ https://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections/cema/vasquez_brochure
Los Four~ https://latinomurals.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/losfour/