Carlos Almaraz1941-1989

National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque, NM

$20,000 toward the acquisition of a major work from the painter’s car crash series for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by director Helen Lucero and museum curator Andrew Conners. Mexican-born, Almaraz worked in Los Angeles and New York and was a major influence on the development of the Chicano art movement. The fiery narratives from his car crash series are powerful, deeply pigmented paintings depicting turbulent urban landscapes.