May 5, 2022 “Chicano Murals Named on 2022 List of Most Endangered Historic Sites.” Remezcla: https://remezcla.com/art/chicano-murals-named-2022-list-of-most-endangered-historic-sites/
May 4, 2022 “We cannot lose these Colorado’s Chicano murals ranked among nation’s most endangered historic places.” The Denver Post: https://www.denverpost.com/2022/05/04/chicano-murals-colorado-project-national-trust-endangered-places/
May 5, 2022 “Pueblo mural by Chicano artist one of dozens in Colorado added to endangered heritage list.” Pueblo Chieftain: https://www.chieftain.com/story/news/2022/05/05/chicano-artists-pueblo-mural-added-endangered-heritage-list/9662027002/
January 18, 2022 “The “Smoking Mirrors” of the Museo de las Americas showcase two dozen artists who keep the Chicano spirit alive.” World Nation News : https://worldnationnews.com/the-smoking-mirrors-of-the-museo-de-las-americas-showcase-two-dozen-artists-who-keep-the-chicano-spirit-alive/
January 12, 2022 “Museo de las Americas’ “Smoking Mirrors” showcases two dozen artists who keep the Chicano spirit alive” Denver Post: https://www.denverpost.com/2022/01/18/museo-de-las-americas-smoking-mirrors-exhibit-denver/
October 29, 2021 “Smoking Mirrors at Museo de las Americas examines gentrification, identity, and resistance” Colorado Public Radio: https://www.cpr.org/2021/10/29/museo-de-las-americas-smoking-mirrors-exhibit/
September 27, 2021 “Emanuel Martinez Brought Muralism to Denver, Now, Gentrification Threatens His Art” 5280 Magazine: https://www.5280.com/2021/09/emanuel-martinez-brought-muralism-to-denver-now-gentrification-threatens-his-art/
May 28, 2021 “Lucha Martinez de Luna is on a mission to preserve Denver’s Chicano/a art work'” Denverite: https://denverite.com/2021/05/28/lucha-martinez-de-luna-is-on-a-mission-to-preserve-denvers-chicano-a-art-work/
September 17, 2020 “Murals Are Hot in Denver, but Is Cultural History Taking a Hit?“
Check out the new Westword‘s article on the Denver mural/ street art scene and the threat to Denver’s historic Chicano/a mural tradition: https://www.westword.com/arts/street-art-denver-mural-mexican-cultural-history-crush-walls-11797597
August 28, 2020
Art Under Threat: Fighting to Protect Colorado’s Chicano/a Mural Tradition
Join us for a panel discussion with historians, artists, and legal and conservation experts addressing the history of Chicano/a in Denver and the greater Front Range, focusing on the contributions of Chicano/a artists to our communities, the destruction and threat of destruction presented by extensive gentrification and urban development over the past decade, and the actions we as community members can take to help protect and preserve this important artistic legacy in our own backyard. Event will take place virtually on September 10th @ 4pm. To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-source-art-under-threat-fighting-to-preserve-chicanoa-murals-tickets-117809085145?aff=email928
September 1st, 2019
Join us for CMCP and History Colorado’s Para Mi Pueblo: Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Conference October 19th, 2019
This conference brings together artists and scholars to examines the visual legacy of Chicano/a muralists as advocates and activists whose art has shaped our communities and given a voice to the peoples and places of Colorado. Click here to learn more.
September 1st, 2019
Opening this month: Para Mi Pueblo: Chicano/a Muralists of Colorado @McNichols!
February 1, 2019
Join us for CMCP Hot Topic Session: Preserving and Protecting the Legacy and Artwork of Colorado’s Chicano Murals @ 2019 Saving Places Conference
On: February 6th, 2019 Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Denver2:45-3:15PM, Director’s Row HThe CMCP will be discussing the history of Colorado’s Chicano/a mural tradition, as well as the foundation and progress of the Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project. We will be inviting participants to join with us in considering the best ways to meet the project goals of protecting, preserving, and promoting these important works of art in the face of gentrification, community migration, and (for some murals) increasing age.Please consider joining us to discuss how we can protect our shared heritage and ensure its relevance for future generations of Coloradans. We especially encourage teachers to bring high school and college-level students.
January 31, 2019
Save the Date: October 19, 2019 is the Chicano Murals of Colorado Symposium @ History Colorado
The symposium will take place 9AM-4PM and will feature talks and roundtable discussions by artists, historians, and activists. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the an exhibition of artworks by Chicano/a muralists from around Colorado at the McNichols building, sponsored by Denver Arts and Venues. We encourage, teachers, students, artists, and community members of all backgrounds to join us for a day dedicated to celebrating the legacy and future of Colorado’s Chicano/a mural tradition. See you there!
November 1, 2018
CMCP receives Historic Denver Action Fund Grant
We are proud to announce that the CMCP has received an Historic Denver Action Fund Grant for the coming year. This will allow us to bring in consultants for our two big conservation/ preservation projects for 2019-20. The funds will be used to document the history of La Alma park, including the recreation center and its mural (La Alma, 1978 by Emmanuel Martinez), in preparation for submitting an application for landmark status. This will be our first test-case to see how the process of landmark status can be applied to murals and their environments. We will also be working with artist Carlota Espinoza and UCLA’s Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), along with church and community leaders, to determine the best course of action for restoring, conserving, and digitally recording the Our Lady of Guadalupe mural, located in Denver’s Our Lady of Guadalupe church.
October 4, 2018
CMCP receives Imagine 2020 Grant from Denver Arts and Venues
The Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project was notified that we are the recipients of an Imagine 2020 Grant! These funds will be used to fund the purchase of new photographic, video, and scanning equipment to help us in our efforts to document the murals and conduct interviews with their creators. We will also be using funds to move our website to an external server, host video clips of our artist interviews online, and print promotional materials for both our project and the Chicano Murals Conference, to take place at History Colorado in the fall of 2019. Be on the look out for exciting new developments as we use these funds to launch the next phases of our project