Category jimenez

2007 $25,000

Luis Jiménez1940-2006

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
Chicago, IL

$25,000 toward the acquisition of the 1989 sculpture Border Crossing for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by collections director Rebecca Meyers. A Chicano artist from El Paso, Texas, Jiménez trained as a craftsman with his father making neon signs before becoming a sculptor who worked in fiberglass. His medium and technique represent the fusion of the industrial “car culture” in which he grew up, with an allegorical representation of the immigration story of which Jiménez was a part.

Total: $25,000