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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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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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