“California Mexicana,” “Myth and Mirage,” and “Found in Translation”

California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820–1930
Curated by: Katherine Manthorne and Alberto Nulman Magidin
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, October 15, 2017- January 14, 2018

Myth and Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival
Curated by: Lindsey Rossi
Riverside Art Museum, CA, September 22, 2017-January 28, 2018

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
Curated by: Wendy Kaplan and Staci Steinberger
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 17, 2017-April 1, 2018

Reviewed by: Patrick Frank, independent author

“Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys” and “Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell”

Judithe Hernández and Patssi Valdez: One Path Two Journeys
Curated by: Thomas Canavan
Millard Sheets Art Center at Fairplex, Pomona, California, September 1, 2017–January 28, 2018

Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
Curated by: Sybil Venegas
Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, September 16, 2017–February 10, 2018

Reviewed by: Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor, Department of Art History and César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

“Painted in Mexico,” “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature,” and “Modern Masters from Latin America”

Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici
Curated by: Ilona Katzew with Jamie Cuadriello, Paula Mues Orts, and Luisa Elena Alcala
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 19, 2017–March 18, 2018

Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
Curated by: Daniela Bleichmar and Catherine Hess
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, September 16, 2017-January 8, 2018

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection
Curated by: Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo
San Diego Museum of Art, October 21, 2017-March 11, 2018

Reviewed by: Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art and Director, Center for the Study of the American Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985

Curated by: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Guinta

Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, September 16, 2017-February 10, 2018

Reviewed by: Alison Fraunhar, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design, Saint Xavier University, Chicago

Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo

Curated by: Clement Hanami with Miho Hagino, Kris Kuramitsu, Michiko Okano, Jaime Higa, and Claudia Sobral

Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Los Angeles, September 17, 2017–February 25, 2018

Reviewed by: Marco Katz Montiel, PhD, Research Fellow, Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain

Circles and Circuits I and II

Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora
Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art

Curated by: Alexandra Chang and Steven Y. Wong, in coordination with Mar Hollingsworth

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, September 15, 2017–February 25, 2018; Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, September 15, 2017–March 11, 2018

Reviewed by: I. A. Choudhury, PhD Candidate, Stanford University