PRESS:

Diversifying the Superhero Canon: From Mel Casas to Renée Cox and the Department of Illegal Superheroes. August 26, 2019

https://glasstire.com/2019/08/26/diversifying-the-superhero-canon-from-mel-casas-to-renee-cox-and-the-department-of-illegal-superheroes/

The Whole Enchilada: 250 Years of Texas Art at the Witte Museum. August 23, 2019

https://glasstire.com/2019/08/23/the-whole-enchilada-250-years-of-texas-art-at-the-witte-museum/

CASETA 2019: “I thought all artists were dead.” May 18, 2019

https://glasstire.com/2019/05/18/caseta-2019-i-thought-all-artists-were-dead/

“Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Examines How the Vietnam War Changed American Art. March 7, 2019

https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/artists-respond-american-art-and-vietnam-war-1965-1975-smithsonian-american-art

Pop América, 1965-1975. February 21, 2019

https://nasher.duke.edu/exhibitions/pop-america-1965-1975/

THE POP ART OF MEL CASAS, Oct 21, 2018 

https://laprensatexas.com/the-pop-art-of-mel-casas/?fbclid=IwAR1YjMQg6otFniDub0eaJne_RqBaTqYd4hhxs6Tr0gHwj4tntlX3tsHyfZE

American History Does Not Begin with the White Man: Indigenous Themes in the Work of Mel Casas. Opening Reception for Works of Mel Casas Sep 29, 2018

https://www.sanantoniomag.com/SAM/Calender/index.php/name/Opening-Reception-for-Works-of-Mel-Casas/event/17942/requiressl/true/

Learn About the Art of Mel Casas in San Antonio. September 24. 2018

https://glasstire.com/2018/09/24/learn-about-the-art-of-mel-casas-in-san-antonio/

American History Does Not Begin with the White Man: Indigenous Themes in the Work of Mel Casas. September 20. 2018

https://glasstire.com/events/2018/09/20/american-history-does-not-begin-with-the-white-man-indigenous-themes-in-the-work-of-mel-casas/

Mel Casas: Human. September 20, 2018

https://www.mcnayart.org/exhibitions/current/mel-casas-human

Mel Casas: Human. September 6. 2018

https://glasstire.com/events/2018/09/06/mel-casas-human/

Art With an Accent: Expanded Visions of ‘América’ in Several San Antonio Exhibitions

https://therivardreport.com/art-accent-expanded-visions-america-several-san-antonio-exhibitions/

 

Museums Turn Their Focus to U.S. Artists of Latin Descent, April 24. 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/arts/latinx-museums-artists.html

Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the Cheech Marin Collection. January 12, 2018

http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/exhibitions/los-tejanos-chicano-art-from-the-cheech-marin-collection/

How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney. September 9, 2017

https://makcenter.org/programming/how-to-read-el-pato-pascual-disneys-latin-america-and-latin-americas-disney/

Mel Casas: ‘Iconic Reality’ at Ruiz-Healy. November 6, 2017

https://glasstire.com/2017/11/06/mel-casas-iconic-reality-at-ruiz-healy/

Mel Casas: Iconic Reality. October 18, 2017

https://glasstire.com/events/2017/10/11/mel-casas-iconic-reality/

Mel Casas: Iconic Reality. October 18, 2017

https://ruizhealyart.com/exhibitions/mel-casas-iconic-reality/

Special exhibition honoring the works of the late Mel Casas opens at Ruiz-Healy Art. October 18, 2017

http://artdaily.com/news/99605/Special-exhibition-honoring-the-works-of-the-late-Mel-Casas-opens-at-Ruiz-Healy-Art#.XWrPny2ZMW-

Jackelope. November 25, 2015

https://glasstire.com/2015/11/25/jackelope/

Mia Lopez, "In San Antonio, a Chicano Painter Who Paired Pop Art with Pointed Politics," Hyperallergic, October 19, 2015

http://hyperallergic.com/246331/in-san-antonio-a-chicano-painter-who-paired-pop-art-with-pointed-politics/

 

Elda Silva, “Casas remembered at Centro de Artes,” MySA, June 26, 2015. 

http://blog.mysanantonio.com/weekender/2015/06/casas-remembered-at-centro-de-artes/

 

Brenda Pina (31 pictures), “Sex and Cinema featuring Mel Casas’ humanscape paintings opens in Southtown,” MySA, June 26, 2015.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/SEX-CINEMA-featuring-Mel-Casas-humanscape-6352613.php    

 

Robert Johnson (compiler), “29 Things to know about this weekend in San Antonio,” June 25, 2015.
http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/slideshow/28-things-to-know-about-this-weekend-112232/photo-8206054.php

 

Elda Silva, “Demasiado grande para una galería,” Conexión (Spanish language supplement to the San Antonio Express-News) June 17, 2015.

 

Kristian Jaime, “TAMU opens clichés of a different sort,” La Prensa, June 15, 2015.

http://www.laprensasa.com/326_entretenimiento-entertainment/3165997_tamu-opens-cliches-of-a-different-sort.html

 

Elda Silva, “Casas Exhibit too big for one gallery,” San Antonio Express-News, June 11, 2015.

http://www.expressnews.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article/Casas-exhibit-too-big-for-one-gallery-6319825.php

 

Ruben C. Cordova, video link on mysanantonio, June 11, 2015 (San Antonio Express-News). 

http://video.mysanantonio.com/Mel-Casas-exhibit-curator-talks-about-artists-work-29227592

Getting the Big Picture: Mel Casas and the Politics of the 1960s and 1970s. June 5, 2015

 https://glasstire.com/events/2015/06/01/getting-the-big-picture-mel-casas-and-the-politics-of-the-1960s-and-1970s/

 

Bryan Rindfuss, “10 Things You Have to do This Weekend,” San Antonio Current, June 4, 2015.

http://www.sacurrent.com/Blogs/archives/2015/06/04/10-things-you-have-to-do-this-weekend?page=4

 

Marco Aquino, “Mel Casas Retrospective to open at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center,” Rivard Report, June 3, 2015. http://www.therivardreport.com/mel-casas-retrospective-to-open-at-guadalupe-cultural-arts-center/

 

Benjamin Zaragoza, "Creative of the Month: Mel Casas," City of San Antonio Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD), June 2, 2015.

http://www.getcreativesanantonio.com/NewsMedia/CreativeoftheMonth/tabid/2686/Article/459/Mel-Casas.aspx

 

“Getting the Big Picture: Mel Casas and the Politics of the 1960s and 1970s in San Antonio,” “Hecho en Aztlán, May 11, 2015. http://www.notesfromaztlan.com/2015/05/11/getting-the-big-picture-mel-casas-and-the-politics-of-the-1960s-and-1970s-in-san-antonio

 

Glen Warchol, "Exhibit: Latinos in America," Feb 4, 2015

http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/02/04/exhibit-latinos-in-america/

 

David S. Rubin, Visual Art Source, Latino Studies, Editors' Roundtable

http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=22&aID=2631

 

Remembering Mel Casas (1929-2014), January 7, 2015

http://eyelevel.si.edu/2015/01/remembering-mel-casas-1929-2014.html

 

Elda Silva, "Mel Casas, American artist," February 25, 2014 : Updated: February 26, 2014

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article/Mel-Casas-American-artist-5267131.php

 

Ansley Lewis, "Chicano arts pioneer Casas flouts tradition," The Ranger, February 21, 2014.

http://www.theranger.org/2014/02/21/chicano-arts-pioneer-casas-flouts-tradition/

Mel Casas, 1929-2014. December 2, 2014

https://glasstire.com/2014/12/02/mel-casas-1929-2014/

 

“Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” Opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Oct. 25

Released: 20-Aug-2013 11:50 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Smithsonian Institution.

http://www.newswise.com/articles/our-america-the-latino-presence-in-american-art-opens-at-the-smithsonian-american-art-museum-oct-25

 

Kristina Puga, A stunning spotlight on the Latino presence in American art, Oct. 30, 2013.

http://nbclatino.com/2013/10/30/smithsonian-curator-explains-the-new-our-america-the-latino-presence-in-american-art-exhibit/

 

Nancy L. Kelker, Mel Casas: Artist as Cultural Adjuster Paperback, Sept. 4, 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Mel-Casas-Artist-Cultural-Adjuster/dp/1491265450/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426738639&sr=8-1&keywords=mel+casas

 

Elda Silva, Smithsonian buys local works, Monday, July 23, 2012.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Smithsonian-buys-local-works-3723736.php

 

Rebecca Cedillo, Chicano Artitst Mel Casas, Posted 6th October 2012.

http://d104.blogspot.com/2012/10/chicano-artst-mel-casas.html

 

Ruben C. Cordova, The Cinematic Genesis of the Mel Casas Humanscape, 1965-1967, Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v36 n2 p51-87 Fall 2011.

http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ962078

 

Sarah Fisch, "Art missions," San Antonio Current, Jan. 28, 2009. 

http://www.sacurrent.com/sanantonio/art-missions/Content?oid=2285344

 

http://serieproject.org/airspotlight-gaspar-enriquez/

 

Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Mel Casas: Humanscapes, Oct. 22 – Nov. 23, 1976, organized by James Harithas

http://camh.org/exhibitions/mel-casas-humanscapes#.VQtD-OHp9pk

 

C.I.A., Chicano Image Achievement: Co-extension of the Barrio.

http://www.latinoartcommunity.org/community/ChicArt/ArtistDir/MelCas.html

 

 

 

 

 

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