MACC to dedicate gallery in honor of Sam Coronado

Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 5, 2014

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center will on Feb. 16 rename its main gallery in honor of the late Sam Z. Coronado.

Artist, cultural leader and Mexic-Arte Museum co-founder, Coronado died in November at age 67.

In 1993, Coronado created the Serie Print Project, an Austin fine art printmaking facility that helped Latino artists and emerging artists of all ethnic backgrounds.

Sunday’s program begins at 3 p.m. with a panel presentation followed by the formal unveiling of the gallery’s new sign at 5 p.m, and an opening reception for the exhibit MACC’s new exhibit “Sam: His Life and Work,” which feature Coronado’s personal photos, writings, drawings and previously unseen art works.

All events are free. The MACC is located at 600 River St.

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