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Book of prints donated to McNay museum by Romos wins prestigious awards

Cover of "Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection"

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(Dec. 24, 2013) -- The International Fine Print Dealers Association selected “Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection” by Lyle W. Williams, curator of prints and drawings with the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, as the recipient of their 2013 book award.

This award, established to recognize authors for outstanding research and scholarship, encourages the discussion of new ideas in the filed of fine prints.

“Estampas de la Raza” introduces recent gifts of contemporary Mexican-American and Latino prints to the McNay from collectors Dr. Harriett Romo, UTSA professor of sociology, and UTSA President Ricardo Romo.

Michele T. Senecal, IFPDA executive director, said, “’Estampas de la Raza’ is widely praised by jurors who are pleased to note the focus on understanding this complex and under-researched field of the fascinating Latino-Chicano printmaking tradition.”

The McNay is proud to add this important recognition to the list of achievements the exhibition has enjoyed. The book also was named one of the best coffee table books of 2012 by the Austin-American Statesman, while the exhibition video was given a 2013 Silver citation from the Mitchell A. Wilder design competition awarded by the Texas Association of Museums.

This is the second time a McNay publication has received this prestigious IFPDA award. In 2007, the exhibition catalog for “Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950,” co-authored by Williams, was given the same accolade.

For more information, contact Daniela Oliver-Portillo, McNay Art Museum, at 210-805-1754.

 

 

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