Exhibitions

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States
 

Barbacoa para Cumpleaños, by Carmen Lomas Garza, 1993.

For more than three decades, a literary renaissance has been going on in the United States. Through poetry, prose and drama, Latino authors illuminated the American experience for Spanish-speaking peoples whose ancestry goes back to Latin American lands. Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States introduces this vibrant literature and many facets of Latino culture

Exhibition

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. It is based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library that documented a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. Panel topics include:

  • Literary Renaissance
  • Historic publications
  • Children’s books
  • Books for teens
  • Prizes and honors
  • The Chicano Movement
  • Tejano writers
  • Southern Californians
  • East Coast writers
  • San Francisco literary boom
  • Central California writers
  • New Mexicans
  • Cuban-Americans
  • Theatre
  • New directions

Voces Americanas is an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Exhibition Formats

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States is available in two formats:

Freestanding 
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Content10 double-sided panels (38” x 26”)
11 support legs (68” tall)
Space Requirements90 square feet of floor space (13’ x 7’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 3 plastic cases:
  • 42” x 30” x 11” - 72 lbs.
  • 42” x 31” x 11” - 72 lbs.
  • 76” x 11” x 9” - 42 lbs.
Rental Fee*$400*
Rental Period4 weeks
Table Top 
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Content12 double-sided panels (22” x 18”)
13 support legs ( 34” tall)
Space Requirements3 five-foot tables or bookcase tops
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 40” x 30” x 9” - 60 lbs.
  • 40” x 30” x 9” - 60 lbs.
Rental Fee*$200*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:

  • 50 brochures featuring main literary themes, by Roberta Fernández.
  • 200 book marks
  • 5 posters
  • 1 magazine reprint of Latino Literature in the United States: Texas Journal of Ideas, History and Culture, Vol. 17, No. 1, Fall-Winter 1994.

Publicity Materials

Press release

Voces Americanas press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2014 Bookings to Date


Coastal Bend College Grady C. Learning Resource Center
(Freestanding)
02/10/2014–03/10/2014

Awty International School
(Freestanding)
04/21/2014–05/16/2014

Gonzales County Jail Museum and THMD Visitor Center
(Freestanding)
08/04/2014–08/29/2014

On Display