2013 MSU Denver Richard T. Castro Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Chicana Feminist Art: Embodying La Política

October 7-9, 2013

Featuring Alma López

Alma López is a visual artist and currently a visiting lecturer at UCLA. Over the last two decades, López’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 national and international solo and group exhibitions. In 1999, UCLA’s La Gente news magazine dubbed Alma López the Digital Diva for her groundbreaking photo-based digital series Lupe and Sirena. That series, and most of López’s visual work, raises questions about popular Mexican icons filtered through a radical Chicana feminist lesbian lens. One of those images, titled Our Lady, is the subject of the book Our Lady of Controversy: Alma López’s Irreverent Apparition, which López co-edited with her spouse, Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba, and which was published by the University of Texas Press in 2011.

Join us for the following community events:

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

La Bienvenida Reception-Welcome Reception • 6 – 8 p.m.
Su Teatro • 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Register for the Welcome Reception.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Luncheon and Keynote Address • 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
St. Cajetan’s Event Center, Auraria Campus

Register for the Luncheon and Keynote Address.

Film and Discussion • 1-3 p.m.
"I Love Lupe" screening and discussion
St. Cajetan’s Event Center, Auraria Campus

Register for the Film and Discussion.

"Our Lady of Controversy" Panel Discussion5:30-7 p.m.
Panelists: Emma Pérez, Ph.D., of CU Boulder Ethnic Studies Dept., Carlota EspinoZa, Denver Chicana artist, Kathleen FitzCallaghan Jones, and Alma López
Ballroom, SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver1190 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO. 80204

Register for the Panel Discussion.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mercedes Salazar 303-556-3124.