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Hernandez (Ester) graphic art collection
CEMA 140  
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Title: Ester Hernandez graphic art collection
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 140
    Physical Description: 2.17 Linear Feet 13 posters
    Date (inclusive): 1976-2017
    Abstract: Ester Hernandez is an internationally renowned Chicana visual artist based in San Francisco, California. Her art represents her activism in sociopolitical movements that range from her involvement in pioneering the Chicano Arts Movement in the 60's, to pieces that highlight issues of social justice, civil rights, women's rights, and the Farm Worker Movement. This small poster collection includes 13 of Ester's artworks, including iconic pieces such as Sun Mad, Libertad, California Special and more. Materials range from 1976-2017 and are organized alphabetically in one flat-file drawer.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
    Language of Material: This collection is predominantly in English with some materials in Spanish.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Ester Hernandez graphic art collection, CEMA 140. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Ester Hernandez.

    Processing Information

    Preliminary guide created by Callie Bowdish and Daisy Martinez, 2012.
    Finding aid processed by Mari Khasmanyan and Natalia Gonzalez, 2018.

    Biographical / Historical

    "Ester Hernandez was born in California's San Joaquin Valley to a Mexican/Yaqui farm worker family. The UC Berkeley graduate is an internationally acclaimed San Francisco-based visual artist. She is best known for her depiction of Latina/Native women through her pastels, prints and installations. Her work reflects social, political, ecological and spiritual themes.
    Hernandez has had numerous national and international solo and group shows. Among others, her work is included in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art – Smithsonian; Library of Congress; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her artistic and personal archives are housed at Stanford University."
    Biography retrieved from Ester's website: www.esterhernandez.com/about.php

    Scope and Contents

    Ester Hernandez is an internationally renowned Chicana visual artist based in San Francisco, California. Her art represents her activism in sociopolitical movements that range from her involvement in pioneering the Chicano Arts Movement in the 60's, to pieces that highlight issues of social justice, civil rights, women's rights, and the Farm Worker Movement. This small poster collection includes 13 of Ester's artworks, including iconic pieces such as Sun Mad, Libertad, California Special and more. Materials range from 1976-2017 and are organized alphabetically in one flat-file drawer.

    Related Materials

    For Ester Hernandez's official papers at Stanford University, please visit: Ester M. Hernandez Papers, M1301. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
    Pieces of Ester's artwork can be found in many CEMA collections. Researchers may wish to also consult: -Self Help Graphics and Art Archives, CEMA 3. Department of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library -La Raza Silkscreen Center/La Raza Graphics Collection, CEMA 163. Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library