- Exhibition Label
- Lomas Garza’s folk-styled works document the lives of Mexican Americans and often portray memories of her own family in South Texas. In Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams) the artist and her sister sit on their roof dreaming of becoming artists, while their mother below maintains a traditional home. Lomas Garza’s deceptively straightforward images offer uncommon glimpses of American daily life as it unfolds in many Chicano communities.
- Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Carmen Lomas Garza, born Kingsville, TX 1948
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool and the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
- © 1985, Carmen Lomas Garza
- gouache on paper
- sheet: 28 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (71.4 x 52.1 cm) sight: 23 x 17 1/2 in. (58.4 x 44.3 cm)
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