It’s a celebration of the icon in Chicana culture: The Chola. From the streets of LA to the high deserts of New Mexico, she is as diverse as she is often misunderstood and complex and the National Hispanic Cultural Center is celebrating her contribution to the culture.
“Que Chola” celebrates the persona admired and emulated throughout the world. Curator Jadira Gurule conceptualized the show while in college, thinking of the various ways she’s interpreted in different regions.
The chola has enjoyed a cultural resurgence in the past few years, making her way all the way overseas to Asia. Pop-cultural art has adopted her for her tough demeanor, street-savvy grit, and feminine strength.
The show runs now through August 4th, 2019 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
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