Raphael Montañez Ortiz to receive UCLA Medal & LAXART performance

Raphael Montañez Ortiz to receive UCLA Medal & LAXART performance

    Documents:

Raphael Montañez Ortiz, a Puerto Rican American pioneer of the 1960s Destructivist art movement, and founder of the first Latino museum in the United States, will receive the UCLA Medal from Chancellor Block in a special ceremony June 8 celebrating Chicano art and culture in Los Angeles. Hosted by the UCLA Institute of American Cultures and the Chicano Studies Research Center, the event coincides with a week of activity for the artist, including the opening of a career retrospective at LAXART in Hollywood and the opening of the group exhibition Home — So Different, So Appealing at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.