Arts & Culture

Studio art senior, OU Museum director on air with WABE’s City Lights

Atlanta NPR station WABE recently welcomed Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Director Elizabeth Peterson Jennings and Oglethorpe senior studio art major Sophia Sobrino ’24 to City Lights with Lois Reitzes for a discussion on the museum’s current exhibition “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.”

On view through January 31, 2024, the exhibition features more than 60 works on paper by 44 artists and offers a comprehensive look at the Chicano movement, depicting a cultural struggle for social and political equality. Works in the exhibition focus on five themes: Identity; Struggle; Tradition, Culture and Memory; Icons; and Other Voices.

“Estampas de la Raza” comes to the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art from the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas with generous support from the Art Bridges Foundation, a national organization creating opportunities for communities to engage with art.

In the radio interview, Sobrino describes her roles as the exhibition’s curatorial assistant and lead bilingual docent, and how her personal history played a role in her work.

Part of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Exhibition Series, “Estampas” is the second of three exhibitions at the OU Museum of Art in 2023-2024 focusing on Latino artists. It was preceded by “Yehimi Cambrón: Documenting the Undocumented in the South” and will be followed by “Contrapunto: Works by a Contemporary Latin American Artist Collective” starting Feb. 16.

Listen to the WABE interview here.

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