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Grace Opens Photography Exhibit Focusing on Hispanic Women
source: The Abilenian (Texas)

Girl with Portraits of Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, 2000; From the series Following the Harvest; Courtesy of the artist.
by Scott Nava/Grace Museum

The Grace Museum has announced the opening of a special photography exhibit focused on Hispanic women.

"Nosotras: Portraits of Latinas" (Nosotras is Spanish for the feminine "us" or "we") features 50 photographs, both black-and-white and color, from eight emerging photographers documenting the lives and culture of Latinas, most of whom are first or second-generation immigrants to the United States.

"As a Mexican-American born on the border and raised in Middle America, exhibition organizer Virginia Dodier -- photography historian, curator and director of the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center in New Mexico -- has, like many other Hispanic women and girls, experienced the feeling of living in two worlds," said Judy Deaton, curator of Arts and Exhibits for The Grace. "She organized Nosotras to present positive images of women's lives lived between here and the homeland."

The exhibit will be in the The Grace's second floor Galleries A and B through Aug. 16.

The Grace Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Admission is free after 5 p.m. For more information, call (325) 673-4587.

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